Empirical models of transit demand with walk access/egress for planning transit oriented developments around commuter rail stations in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

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Journal Article

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land use - impacts, land use - planning, land use - transit oriented development, land use - urban sprawl, mode - bus, mode - park and ride, mode - pedestrian, mode - rail, place - north america, place - urban


Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), transit ridership, active transportation


Mitigating the negative impacts of urban sprawl by reducing reliance on the automobile and improving the use of public transit and active transportation modes may be achieved with Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). TOD is a compact, mixed-use, pedestrian and cyclist friendly form of urban development that is oriented towards transit use. One outcome of TOD is an increase in transit riders walking to and from a central transit station to complete their journey. Although TOD has been the subject of much research, no empirical studies have investigated factors that affect transit ridership with walk as the station access and egress mode.


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