Environmental Benefits

Benefits of Transit-Oriented Developments:

Social Benefits:

  • Improved streetscapes and more commercially vibrant neighborhood cores, which also reduce crime
  • Reduce household transportation costs and provide more housing options
  • Reduced municipal infrastructure costs, and enhanced social capital
  • More effective use of public spending
  • More equitable access to amenities and more affordable housing, reducing development pressure on single-family neighborhoods


Environmental Benefits:

  • Habitat and farmland preservation
  • Improved water quality
  • Significant reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
  • More open space within communities
  • Less need for future development