Transit Oriented Development
Bringing People Together and Transforming Our City
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is an exciting approach to building a city that can help to achieve Edmonton’s vision of a more compact, transit-oriented, and sustainable city, where more people walk, cycle, and use transit than they do today.
It integrates transportation, land use, and development by concentrating housing, shopping, and employment along a network of walkable and bikeable streets within a five-minute walk in any direction of a transit station (approximately 400 metres).
Done properly, over the next 30 years, TOD has the potential to transform neighbourhoods around LRT stations and Transit Centres into vibrant hubs of mixed-use activity that bring people together.
How TOD can benefit residents:
- Increased transportation choices
- Fewer and shorter auto trips
- Lower personal transportation costs
- Easy access to daily needs
- Improved health through increased physical activity
How TOD can transform the city:
- Increased transit ridership and revenue
- More efficient use of infrastructure like LRT, sewers and other services
- Reduced air pollution and energy use
- Revitalization of neighbourhoods
TOD in Edmonton
A number of initiatives related to TOD are underway:
In February 2012, City Council approved guidelines to encourage transit-oriented development. The guidelines apply to development proposals and infrastructure upgrades within 400 metres of a transit station.
McKernan-Belgravia Station Area Redevelopment Plan
A station area plan for the area near the McKernan/Belgravia LRT Station.
Mill Woods Station Area Redevelopment Plan
A station area plan for the area around the future Mill Woods LRT Station.
Ongoing implementation plans and council funding.
Planning for a major, world-class redevelopment along the future Northwest LRT line.
A City-initiated transit-oriented development adjacent to Belvedere Station.
TOD Planning Academy Course
An engaging session for members of the public to learn more about transit-oriented development - and practise doing some of it!
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