Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is an intentional mixing of land use and transit through the creation of compact, walkable, mixed-use communities within walking distance of a transit stop or station.
The goal of a TOD is to bring together people, jobs, and services designed in such a way to make it efficient, safe, and convenient to travel on foot or by bicycle, transit, or car. TOD is an opportunity for Austin to carefully coordinate transit and development for the benefit of the entire City. As Austin looks ahead over the next 20 years with the help of its comprehensive plan, “Imagine Austin”, Transit Oriented Development is one tool for growing as a compact and connected city and developing as an affordable and healthy community. The City of Austin is committed to creating transit-supportive communities by optimizing land use around high quality transit.