Title

TRANSIT-ORIENTED URBAN DESIGN IMPACTS ON SUBURBAN LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Subject Area

land use - transit oriented development, land use - impacts, land use - planning, land use - urban design, ridership - forecasting, ridership - forecasting, ridership - demand, place - urban, place - low density

Keywords

Urban design, Travel models (Travel demand), Travel demand, Transportation planning, Transit oriented development, Suburbs, Scenarios, Projections, Land use, Impacts, Forecasting

Abstract

The relationship between urban form, as shaped through transit-oriented urban design, and transportation demand, as represented by regional travel demand forecasting model techniques, is investigated. The research from two studies is synthesized and, through development of travel demand forecasting model enhancements in the form of a subarea model and off-line estimation techniques, a link is sought between data analysis at the regional scale and urban design and land use strategies applied at the local and subregional scales. A methodology for aggregating individual transit-oriented development sites into a subregional growth scenario is described. Findings are reported from use of the subarea model to compare impacts of a transit-oriented growth scenario with a conventional growth scenario for a subregion of suburban communities.