#transit oriented development

Jan 20, 2015
Thoughts, Urban Planning & Design

Is Your (Gondola) Project Successful?

Who knows. I certainly don’t. It’s a question we get all the time. Is such-and-such a project a success? Is it going to be a success? Why was this project a success? Why was that project a failure? Again: Who knows. I certainly don’t. Success is one of those awful words that sounds great but...

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Aug 11, 2011
Design Considerations, Urban Planning & Design

TOD’s, urban gondolas and what to do about privacy concerns (Part 3 of 3)

Part 1 and Part 2 of this series discussed many of the pros to combining CPT with Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Today we’ll consider one of the major arguments against cable transit — security concerns, and how smart design and planning can help mitigate these issues. Gondolas may pass alongside private property, even when traveling...

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Aug 09, 2011
Urban Planning & Design

What opportunities do urban gondolas present TODs? (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, in Part 1 of this series, the idea of combining CPT and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) was introduced. Today we’ll look closer at this topic and explore the opportunities ropeway technologies present to TOD. While at-grade cable systems, such as funiculars have similar characteristics to LRT in terms of their impact on the...

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Aug 04, 2011
Urban Planning & Design

Transit Oriented Development and CPT (Part 1 of 3)

Most readers understand the concept of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) – a planning approach that encourages transit ridership through increased development around transit stations. TODs are designed to create higher density, mixed use, walkable communities. In this way the day-to-day needs met by shops, cafes, and entertainment venues are located within the neighbourhood (usually near...

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