Development of commercial space, housing, services, and job opportunities close to public transportation, thereby reducing dependence on automobiles. TODs are typically designed to include a mix of land uses within a quarter-mile walking distance of a transit stop or core commercial area.
The development of housing, commercial space, services, and job opportunities in close proximity to public transportation. Reduces dependency on cars and time spent in traffic, which protects the environment and can ease traffic congestion, as well as increasing opportunity by linking residents to jobs and services. Also called "transit-friendly" or "transit-supportive" development.
One alternative to sprawling strip development involves creating nodes of transit-oriented development at one-mile intervals along a corridor.