A New Assessment Framework for TOD Design: Lessons Learned from Chinese Cities

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has gained popularity as a means to encourage transit ridership and redress a lot of urban problems such as traffic congestion, air pollution. In the view of China’s huge population density and complex development context, the applicability of TOD in China needs to be carefully examined. This study investigates the definition, characteristics and design principles of TOD under the comparison of western and Chinese contexts in terms of population density, mass transit ridership, and local policies. From the lesson drew from case studies conducted in current TOD projects in Chinese cities, a new framework based on a node-place model with indicators to assess the existing level of TOD in China is proposed. Under the framework, not only the relationship between land use and traffic system but also collaboration among different stakeholders are taken into consideration.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 3358-3370
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2020: Transportation Evolution Impacting Future Mobility

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  • Accession Number: 01766506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784483053
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2020 3:05PM