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TOD Principles

The following TOD principles establish a base line for Denver neighborhoods to envision and plan for great transit communities.

Connect

Entry Point:access to the regional economy
First/Last Mile: walk, bike, bus to the station
Access to All:connect to new and existing neighborhoods

Innovate

Sustainable: economic, social, environmental
Equitable:opportunities for all
Global Economy:compete on the world stage

Efficient

Location: one place to live, work, and play decreases need for regional trips
Shared Resources: reduce cost of infrastructure per household
Balance: jobs and homes nearby reduce travel times and long commutes

Place

Active: promote safety and visual interest
Vibrant: bring together people and activities
Destination: public life happens in the streets and open space

Mix

Choice: housing, jobs, shopping, transit options
Diversity: mix of incomes and age groups
Resilient: stands up through changing economic conditions

Shift

Car Free/Car Lite–becoming non/less car dependant for most trips
Public Space– more room for pedestrians and bikes, less for cars
Reduce and Energize– carbon emissions go down, healthy living goes up