This month on Building Better Communities with Transit we chat with Colin Parent, Executive Director of Circulate San Diego, an advocacy organization that promotes public and active transportation in tandem with sustainable growth. As Colin notes, much of the renewed interest and support for transit and transit-oriented development is being driven by one thing: the housing crisis.
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Republican San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is taking a different approach to the housing shortage than most mayors around the country by embracing the YIMBY (yes in my backyard) mentality.
TCRP Report 102 – This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of the practice and the benefits of transit-oriented development (TOD) and joint development throughout the United States. It will be helpful to transit agencies, the development community, and local decision makers considering TOD.
This paper analyzes the performance of 19 transit lines to better understand the factors contributing to high ridership. Of the 19 lines examined, seven exceeded projections, eight are on track to beat projections, and two did not meet projections, while data for three was unavailable. The conclusion: that connecting destinations is key, and that the … Continued
Building and Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit: Affordable TOD as a Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Equity Strategy The California Housing Partnership Corporation initiated this report in order to assess existing research on the role of preservation and development of affordable housing in transit--oriented corridors as a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy for California. As a … Continued
More than ever, transportation agencies need the engagement and support of local communities. Whether projects as basic as the redesign of an intersection or as complex as the construction of a new light rail line, meaningfully engaging the public so they have a say over the project ultimately makes the project more successful. Better engagement … Continued