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Transit Oriented Development

Bringing people together

The Way Ahead, Edmonton’s strategic plan, sets out a vision of a more compact, transit-oriented and sustainable city, where more people walk, cycle and use transit than they do today.

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is an exciting approach to building a city that can help to achieve Edmonton’s vision. It concentrates housing, shopping and employment along a network of walkable and bikeable streets within a five-minute walk in any direction of a transit station (or 400 metres).

Transforming our city

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:

TOD Guidelines
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.

Stadium Station
A pilot station area planning project.

Blatchford Redevelopment
Planning for a major, world-class redevelopment along the future Northwest LRT line.

Station Pointe
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!

For more information:

Larry Ksionzyk

Title Principal Planner


Email larry.ksionzyk@edmonton.ca

Erik Backstrom

Title Senior Planner


Email erik.backstrom@edmonton.ca