oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Promoting transit-oriented development : towards an implementable model : transportation
This article explains the means through which transit-oriented development (TOD) can be used to boost housing affordability and the implications of this for meeting the needs of the gap market in the South African context. The base rationale behind TOD is the desire to decrease car usage by increasing public transport usage and the use of non-motorised transport. This is achieved through making public transport more accessible and the use of non-motorised transport more attractive. Generally, this is realised by locating housing in relatively close proximity to a public transport stop; encouraging mixed use development which reduces the need to travel long distances to access good, services and work opportunities; and increasing the density of developments to provide higher thresholds for public transport provision and commercial activity
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