This photo from Portland, OR is one of the images included in our new TOD photo galleries. Photo by TriMet via Flickr.
What does TOD look like, exactly? This is a question we often get asked, in community meetings and from elected leaders. It can be tough to answer because the best TOD projects respond to community’s specific needs, and that looks different from place to place.
We heard once, though, that a picture is worth a thousand words and figure that must be true for TOD as well. So today we’re excited to share a new set of Flickr galleries exhibiting some of the nation’s best examples of TOD projects.
Explore the galleries to see what TOD projects look like in places like Plano, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR, and Denver, CO, including development near Metro stations, light rail lines, and bus rapid transit. Additional galleries explore related ideas like walkability, supporting businesses, and community engagement.
If you’ve ever wondered what TOD looks like in action, these galleries are a great showcase of what it can be. And if you want to help other people in your community understand your vision for TOD, these are a great tool for that too. All of the photos included in these galleries are Creative Commons licensed and ready to be shared.
Do you have photos of a TOD project in your community? We’d love to showcase it here! Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be more than happy to include it in these galleries.
Recent TOD news
Here’s what has been happening this week at TOD projects across the country.
- Suburban sprawl is out. Smart growth, redevelopment, transit stations are in — NJ.com
- Does a new rail rapid transit line announcement affect various commercial property prices differently? — Regional Science and Urban Economics
- TransLink aims to nearly double retail space in 5 years — CBC
- Placemaking, Economic Development Components to Nashville’s TOD Plans — Urban Land
- Atlanta Advocates Campaign to Set Aside Some Transit Funding to Keep Housing Affordable Near New Lines — Streetsblog USA
- Work starts on Plaza Saltillo development — office tower, hundreds of apartments to rise in East Austin — Austin Business Journal
- Special Permits Near Honolulu Rail Line Attract Proposals For Big Hotels — Honolulu Civil Beat
- Instead of Turning People Away, Suburban Denver Could Surround Rail Stations With Transit-Oriented Development — Streetsblog Denver