This paper outlines a methodology that assesses urbanity in three dimensions (density, diversity, and design) and creates a combined scorecard that weights each dimension according to its influence on transit usage and walkability. Using no proprietary methods, this approach can be repeated by any individual or local government with GIS software and basic internet access. The resulting measurements can be used by communities to assess what types of investments and regulatory changes are necessary to create more transit and pedestrian-friendly communities.
This presentation goes as follows:
Should you really stick around for the rest of this session? What do we mean when we say “urban”? Influence of the“3 D’s”(Density, Diversity, Design) on transit usage and walking propensity Measuring the 3 D’s: How we did it & Results Using the Results in Community Decision-making Measuring the 3 D’s: How you can do it
With the growth of rail transit in the United States, transit agencies are engaging in a number of creative partnerships to support transit-oriented developments (TODs) around rail transit stations. Recent experience with rail projects in the United States reveals a number of strategies that transit agencies use to support TODs. This report presents a summary of recent transit agency practice with transitoriented development. This summary is based on materials produced by each agency highlighting their approaches to supporting transit-oriented developments and on interviews with key staff at each agency.