Benchmarking, Planning, and Promoting Transit- Oriented Intensification in Rapid Transit Station Areas

Project Description

For rapid transit to have a meaningful impact on shaping travel patterns in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, new and existing rapid transit infrastructure projects must be integrated with land use planning to promote transit-oriented development (TOD). However, there cannot be a one-size-fits-all approach to TOD in the GGH. With more than 400 rapid transit stations either in existence or in various stages of planning, there is considerable diversity in station area contexts throughout the region. The present project develops and applies an innovative planning tool that distils station area characteristics into a typology of similar station types. From this, we benchmark TOD in the GGH, contrast performance with planning and policy, and perform a more detailed study of the Hamilton A-Line and B-Line LRT. View the Summary Report and the Full Report below.

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