Transit-Oriented Development Forum

Norman "The Human Tape Reco’der" Oder cranks out a nice report on this week’s Transit-Oriented Development forum at NYU for his blog, Atlantic Yards Report:

Though the symposium conspicuously avoided controversial developments like Hudson Yards and Atlantic Yards, Jon Orcutt, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign offered a caution in the Q&A period. "There’s a lot of bad car development going on," he said, citing big box stores on Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx or in Red Hook. Even projects near transportation hubs, he added, citing Atlantic Yards, show "it’s possible to do design that isn’t the best transit-oriented development."

  • crzwdjk

    The key thing isn’t transit oriented development. They key thing is street-oriented development, designed to blend into the city and be friendly and accessible to pedestrians. But that’s much harder than just putting something next to a train statin.

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