Type
Position Papers
Author
Wendy Adam and Dick Fleming
Organization
Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia (Australia)
Published in
2005
Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Region
All Regions
Country
International

Effective Bus-Based Transit Oriented Development

Transit oriented development (TOD) has been hailed as an essential part of planning tomorrow’s communities because of the efficient use it makes of resources such as fossil fuel, arable land and public investment funds. The desirability of communities based on TOD principles will increase as fuel becomes scarcer and societies search for neighbourhood structures that encourage personal activity and social inter-action. This paper takes the values of this form of urban development as given, but then asks "How can TOD be achieved with greater efficiency and across wider economic models of urban growth?"