Basic TOD Resources
TOD 101 – What is it, how does it work, and how can communities benefit?
Transit Oriented Development or TOD is typically defined as compact development within easy walking distance of transit stations (typically a half mile) that contains a mix of uses such as housing, jobs, shops, restaurants and entertainment.
However, truly successful TOD is not just development near transit. It's development that also:
- Increases "location efficiency" so people can walk, bike and take transit;
- Boosts transit ridership and minimizes the impacts of traffic;
- Provides a rich mix of housing, jobs, shopping and recreational choices;
- Provides value for the public and private sectors, and for both new and existing residents;
- Creates a sense of community and of place.
Download this TOD 101 Booklet, Why TOD and Why Now, to learn more about the basics of successful TOD.
TOD Checklist: Gain a better understanding of the elements that go into creating successful TOD here.
Three Key Concepts in TOD: Learn more here.
TOD Links and Resources: Learn more about regional efforts to support TOD here.
TOD Glossary: View the glossary of TOD terminology here.