Transit-Oriented Communities for South of Fraser

1,579 views

Published on

TransLink presentation that looks at the challenge of building transit-oriented development in communities that are auto-oriented. Gives examples including Downtown Surrey (Whalley) and Newton. Also, look at the 5 "D" of TOD: Density, Distance, Destinations, Diversity, and Design.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,579
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
64
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transit-Oriented Communities for South of Fraser

  1. 1. Transit-Oriented Communities<br />for<br />South of Fraser<br />Moreno Rossi, MBA, MCIP<br />Program Manager<br />Transport Infrastructure Development<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Outline<br />The Challenge: Retrofitting an Auto-Oriented Region<br />Building Transit-Oriented Communities<br />What TransLink is Doing<br />Lessons Learned<br />2<br />
  3. 3. The Challenge: Retrofitting an Auto-Oriented Region<br />Motordom!<br /><ul><li>Destinations are spread out.
  4. 4. Roads are for high-speed motor vehicle traffic.
  5. 5. Hostile to pedestrians and cyclists.
  6. 6. Landscape is dominated by surface parking.
  7. 7. Difficult and expensive to provide high quality transit!</li></ul>TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY (NEAR MUNICIPAL HALL)<br />3<br />
  8. 8. Challenges in South of Fraser<br />The Challenge: Retrofitting an Auto-Oriented Region<br />Journey-to-Work, 2006 Census <br />4<br />
  9. 9. The Challenge: Retrofitting an Auto-Oriented Region<br />Auto-oriented vs. Pedestrian-oriented<br />FRASER HIGHWAY, LANGLEY<br />Large parking lot between street and buildings<br />Automobile access is primary consideration<br />LANGLEY CENTRE<br />Ample sidewalks with buildings directly adjacent<br />Automobiles accommodated, but not dominating<br />5<br />
  10. 10. Building Transit-Oriented Communities<br />Transit-Oriented Communities:<br /><ul><li>are places that facilitate a decreased reliance on driving by focusing:
  11. 11. higher-density development,
  12. 12. diversity of uses, and
  13. 13. pedestrian-friendly design,
  14. 14. within walking-distance of frequent transit
  15. 15. are really pedestrian-oriented communities connected by transit! </li></ul>REDMOND, WA (SEATTLE SUBURB)<br />6<br />
  16. 16. Building Transit-Oriented Communities<br />What are the Benefits?<br /><ul><li>More cost-effectivetransitservice
  17. 17. Higher quality transitservice
  18. 18. Improved public realm&livability</li></ul>REDMOND, WA (SEATTLE SUBURB)<br />7<br />
  19. 19. Building Transit-Oriented Communities: the 5 “D”s<br />1. DestinationAccessibility<br /><ul><li>Be on the way!
  20. 20. The best transportation plan is a land use plan!</li></ul>8<br />
  21. 21. Building Transit-Oriented Communities: the 5 “D”s<br />2. Distanceto Transit<br /><ul><li>Within 5-10 minute walk of frequent transit service</li></ul>&lt; 800m<br />&lt; 600m<br />&lt; 400m<br />9<br />
  22. 22. Building Transit-Oriented Communities: the 5 “D”s<br />3. Density<br /><ul><li>Highest densities should be adjacent to the station area with densities stepping down to match the scale of buildings at the periphery. </li></ul>10<br />
  23. 23. Building Transit-Oriented Communities: the 5 “D”s<br />4. Diversity<br /><ul><li>Provide a rich mixture of uses
  24. 24. Diverse housing types
  25. 25. Put complimentary uses within walking distance of each other (housing, shopping, schools, jobs)</li></ul>11<br />
  26. 26. Building Transit-Oriented Communities: the 5 “D”s<br />5. Design<br />Streets and public spaces should:<br /><ul><li>Be lively and vibrant
  27. 27. Be pedestrian/bike-friendly
  28. 28. Be well-connected
  29. 29. Minimize negative impacts of motor traffic on other modes</li></ul>12<br />
  30. 30. What TransLink is Doing<br />More strategic approach to land use and transportation<br />Supply-side (transit provision)<br /><ul><li>Frequent Transit Network (FTN)</li></ul>Demand-side (land use shaping)<br /><ul><li>Partnerships w/ municipalities on TOD plans</li></ul>13<br />
  31. 31. What TransLink is Doing<br />Frequent Transit Network (FTN)<br /><ul><li>At least every 15 min throughout the day; 7 days/week
  32. 32. Framework for a conversationaround transit and land use coordination</li></ul>14<br />
  33. 33. What TransLink is Doing<br />Rapid Transit Studies<br />Needs careful analysis:<br /><ul><li>Long lead times
  34. 34. Capital intensive</li></ul>Conversation about regional priorities: <br /><ul><li>Land-use shaping / Land-use serving</li></ul>15<br />
  35. 35. What TransLink is Doing<br />Station/Exchange Area Planning<br /><ul><li>Partnerships with municipalities to:
  36. 36. Better integrate transit infrastructure into the community
  37. 37. Help develop transit-oriented urban structure and design</li></ul>16<br />
  38. 38. What TransLink is Doing<br />e.g. Surrey Central Transit Village Plan<br />Surrey Central SkyTrain Station<br />Existing land consumed by surface parking<br />17<br />
  39. 39. What TransLink is Doing<br />e.g. Newton Town Centre Land Use & Transportation Plan<br />Newton Transit Exchange (Existing and Future)<br />18<br />
  40. 40. What TransLink is Doing<br />Real Estate Development<br />TransLink Property<br />Newton Transit Exchange (Existing and Future)<br />19<br />
  41. 41. Lessons Learned<br />Prioritize pedestrians! Walkable urban design is crucial to optimizing transit investment.<br />Integrate land use and transit infrastructure at outset. Avoid costly interventions later!<br />Be on the way! The best transportation plan is a land use plan.<br />Focus private and public development along the Frequent Transit Network.<br />Civic buildings and public sector development can be key catalysts to more transit-oriented communities<br />20<br />
  42. 42. Thank you!<br />Transit-Oriented Communities<br />for<br />South of Fraser<br />Moreno Rossi, MBA, MCIP<br />Program Manager<br />Transport Infrastructure Development<br />moreno.rossi@translink.ca<br />21<br />

×