TOD_for_monday_march_18_13

Mixture of entertainment venues 20 screen cinema 2

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Mixture of entertainment venues- 20 screen cinema, 2 historic theaters, bars, restaurants, cafes, outdoor seating, ‘outdoor living rooms’ for public gathering, retail; Ease in walking after arriving at the Caltrain station; Increased residential development;
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Downtown Redwood City, CA
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Transit-oriented developments benefit: HOUSING MOBILITY ENVIRONMENT HEALTHIER LIVING OTHERS
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HOUSING and TODs Provides attractive, affordable housing with infill of townhomes, apartments & condominiums in downtowns and around transit hubs; Reduces pressure to expand
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MOBILITY and TODs Those living or working near good transit centers will use transit with more frequency; Transit use is also higher for non- work trips such as shopping, recreation and medical appointments; Higher transit use can improve the
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ENVIRONMENT and TODs Reduces air pollution (high quality transit and less cars on the road; Climate protection, less use of fossil fuels, and preservation of open space and agricultural lands; Preservation of open space can be
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HEALTHIER LIVING and TODs Established link exists between physical activity and the built environment; Factors that influence more walking and biking are: Population,
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Keys to success for TODs DISTANCE- proximity to transit is crucial; the closer housing and jobs are to transit- the more often transit is used; DENSITY- more residents per acre in living areas and greater concentration of jobs in urban centers lead to more walking and transit use; DIVERSITY- a mix of land uses provides more walkable destinations; DESIGN- Ideally, TODs connects transit, housing and retail centers with good walking and biking routes in a safe and pleasing environment.
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Measuring Transfer-Oriented Development Benefits (Bay Area)
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Challenges for Transit-Oriented Developments Higher density developments can cause local traffic congestion if not planned appropriately; TODs can be more complicated for financing and marketing;
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