Definition – Transit-oriented planning or development (TOD) is development that is physically oriented to a public transport station. TOD represents a compact, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly development that is carefully integrated with a public transport node, and not just adjacent to a rail, tram or bus station or interchange. In addition to being the point where people connect with public transport services, other community facilities and services may also be provided to take advantage of the accessible location and promote sustainable modes of travel.
Relevance to SUMP – Transit-oriented development relates to the SUMP land use measures of encouraging public transport through integrated spatial planning and adjusting development patterns, densities and mix.
Source: UN HABITAT, 2013; KonSULT (online)