Project Information Public Involvement FAQ Updates
Analysis and Strategy On September 25, 2017, national TOD experts, Smart Growth America (SGA), presented an overview of their analysis of TOD-Readiness for both Sub-Market segments along the entirety of the Bus Rapid Transit route as well as Station-Area analyses for three representative station areas. This information was presented to work groups to facilitate discussion of possible actions that could be taken to further prepare for transit oriented development. The presentation is attached through the link below. 20170925 - TOD Analysis and Strategy Feedback was received around five different types of action:
  1. Policies
  2. Incentives
  3. Property Disposition Strategies
  4. Business and Operations Change Opportunities
  5. Collection and Communication of Data
This feedback will inform Smart Growth America's final report that will be delivered before the end of the 2017 calendar year.
For more information or to participate in the strategic planning process email info@birminghamtransitprogram.org and include the acronym "TOD" in the header.
Casting a Vision for TOD In partnership with national TOD experts, Smart Growth America (SGA), the BJCTA is developing a vision for the Birmingham TOD Program and a strategy to implement it. Initial market research focused on several TOD opportunities along the Bus Rapid Transit route will be presented by SGA on July 21, 2017. During the week of September 25, 2017, BJCTA will bring together many key stakeholders surrounding TOD in Birmingham to develop a strategic plan that will lead to rapid TOD development over the next few years.
For more information or to participate in the strategic planning process email info@birminghamtransitprogram.org and include the acronym "TOD" in the header.
What is TOD? Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is the development of walkable, pedestrian-oriented, and mixed-use communities centered around high quality train systems. TOD combines walkable neighborhoods with city revitalization, suburban renewal, and regional planning. TOD provides easy access to jobs and services, connects transit services to housing and work, features amenities such as parks, retail, and restaurants, and helps the environment by reducing the need for driving.
For more information or to participate in the strategic planning process email info@birminghamtransitprogram.org and include the acronym "TOD" in the header.
What is the key to a walkable city? Transit Oriented Development (TOD) improves the quality of life of the entire community. Close proximity to stations, plus the high-quality and pedestrian-friendly walking experience, will comprise the TOD. Public spaces ranging from small, neighborhood parks to central squares, as well as parking in strategic locations, will enhance the walking experience. Trees will add beauty to the streets and provide urban livability and will further provide oxygen, absorb carbon, provide shade, and filter and cool air, reducing overall energy consumption. A careful mix of uses with direct pedestrian connections will create synergy and diversity, create activity day and night, and complete the community. Sidewalks along the street with close proximity to exceptional housing, jobs, retail, services, and restaurants will provide a balance for people to meet daily needs within a short walk.
For more information or to participate in the strategic planning process email info@birminghamtransitprogram.org and include the acronym "TOD" in the header.