Posted by | Jun 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
Barriers to accomplishing quality transit-oriented development  include:
  • High land costs near transit
  • Complexity of building mixed-use projects
  • Lack of adequate infrastructure
  • Difficulty in achieving revitalization without gentrification
  • High cost of building infill, at greater densities and of providing affordable housing
  • Community opposition
  • Lack of supportive TOD policies at all levels



 Many of these barriers relate to the need for increase public and private funding for planning, land acquisition, infrastructure, construction and maintenance of transit-oriented development projects.

Source: 2010 Inventory of TOD Programs: A National Review of State, Regional and Local Programs that Fund Transit-Oriented Development Plans and Projects (January 2011, Reconnecting America)

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One Response to “Barriers”

  • Amicable says:

    What good is riding the bus, if it is stuck in farftic just like you are in a car?too funny.i browsed the article. i take it that lextran is the name of the bus service? from the read it seems more than a few developers had made approaches concerning the land. sounds like money might end up getting in the way. as usual.