Transit and Transit-Oriented Development

Expanding public and private transit services and transit-supportive land uses helps to support transportation demand management (TDM) and reduce single occupant vehicle (SOV) use, especially during peak travel times.


Strategies include:

  • Create transit-oriented development along existing and proposed transit stations and routes by creating dense, walkable, mixed-use communities that promotes transit use and reduces car-dependence.
  • Employ use of commuter shuttles, such as vanpooling or corporate shuttles, to expand access to transit, reduce vehicle miles travelled (VMT), and minimize environmental impact.
  • Utilize transit incentives to increase public transportation use such as employer-provided subsidies, reimbursements, partial payments, or pre-tax deductions.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources
Photo of a roadway with a bus, sidewalk with landscaping, and a taller apartment building
Transit-Oriented Development, Sunnyvale, CA (Source: Flickr - Sergio Ruiz)