Transit Oriented Development
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) brings together the core of Nelson\Nygaard’s technical and consensus building skills to design walkable, livable communities. We team with urban designers, economists and developers to create great places that balance the competing demands of transit operations, parking, and new development.
Station Area Planning
Nelson\Nygaard’s circulation, trip generation and parking analyses are tailored to the unique characteristics of a station area, ensuring that development is truly transit-oriented, not just transit-adjacent. We can model the ridership and revenue tradeoffs between commuter parking and new development. Nelson\Nygaard also can build community consensus around a plan, quantifying and explaining the benefits of TOD for local residents and incorporating their feedback.
Nelson\Nygaard has developed and evaluated policies to promote TOD across a city, county or entire region. We have also incorporated our experience nationwide to develop best practice guidance to help cities, transit agencies and community members implement their own TOD proposals.
Our technical staff bring in-depth experience with transit center design and feeder transit, parking, bicycle and pedestrian planning. We know how to deal with all modes – not just in isolation, but how to prioritize specific improvements for funding and prime curbspace outside the station.