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Getting from today to TOD – Adjoining land uses

by Fred Davis, on Flickr

I’ve recently written about the challenges of transitioning from a car-dependent drivable suburban land-use pattern to the walkable urban pattern of a transit-oriented development (TOD). Here and here I wrote about the issues around parking, finding a balance between the mixed-use of a TOD and the parking requirements of […]

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From today to TOD – retail

photo from the author

photo from the author

In a pair of recent posts (here and here), I wrote about the difficulties of integrating transit-oriented development (TOD) into communities that have a drivable suburbia slant. The two previous posts addressed how providing parking for transit users can conflict with a desire for mixed-use development near a transit stop. […]

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From today to TOD – parking (concluded)

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In my last post, I wrote about the difficulties of integrating new developments with existing land uses, especially when it involves a paradigm shift. Such as the shift between drivable suburban and walkable urban.

I used the unexpected need for interim parking at a proposed downtown Petaluma transit-oriented development (TOD) […]

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From today to TOD – parking (part 1)

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Urbanists have visions of the future. Visions that may be twenty years or farther into the future, but are nonetheless in perfect focus.

Where the focus is often less clear is on the intervening years. The years of awkward transition between a drivable suburban present and a walkable urban future.

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