Transit-friendly growth

Land use planning provides more people access to affordable and convenient transit options. This strategy improves air quality and reduces greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion.

Transit-friendly growth creates vibrant neighborhoods where people can live, shop, work, and play without relying on automobiles.

What is transit-friendly growth?

It is compact development built around a transit station or within walking distance of a station containing a mix of land uses such as housing, offices, shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

What are the benefits of transit-friendly growth?

  • Lower household transportation costs
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution
  • Increased safety of pedestrians and bicyclists due to narrower streets and decreased speeds
  • Reduced need for parking spaces
  • Increased economic vitality for the community

What can you do?

Support local policies that promote transit-friendly growth

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