29 Apr '14, 12pm

Transit Oriented Development is the key to better cities

Transit Oriented Development is the key to better cities

Walking is the most natural, affordable, healthy and clean mode of travel for short distances, and a necessary component of the vast majority of transit trips. As such, walking is a fundamental building block of sustainable transport. Walking is, or can be, the most enjoyable and productive way of getting around provided that paths and streets are populated and desired services and resources conveniently located. Walking also requires physical effort, and it is highly sensitive to environmental conditions. The key factors to making walking appealing form the basis for the three performance objectives under this principle: safety, activity and comfort.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/transit-oriented-d...

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