Best Practices for TOD and communities
A trio of reports dealing with measuring transit-oriented development performance, parking and TOD and the Ahwahnee Principles for Resource-Efficient Communities have been added to the Best Practices section.
"Transit-Oriented Development: Developing a Strategy to Measure Success," a report published by the National Coperative Highway Research Program in 2005, offers a strategy to systematically evaluate the potential success of transit-oriented development.
"Parking Policy for Transit-Oriented Development: Lessons for Cities, Transit Agencies, and Developers" by Richard Willson of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, finds TOD parking supply and pricing policy seldom are structured to support transit ridership goals and offers policy recommendations for improving parking policy for TODs.
"Ahwahnee Principles for Resource-Efficient Communities" is a 1991 document that explains that existing patterns of urban and suburban development seriously impair our quality of life. By adhering to fundamental principles we can plan communities that more sucessfully serve the needs of those who live and work within them.