Transit-Oriented Transformation

Ride On.

The RTA allocated funding for installation of new sidewalks and crosswalks to implement recommendations from Rolling Meadows’ Golf Road corridor plan.

By Brian Hacker, Senior Planner, RTA

The RTA’s Community Planning program has been supporting planning efforts around the regional transit system since the program began in 1998. One of its main goals is to promote transit-oriented development (TOD), a planning concept that prioritizes residential density, mixed-use development and bicycle and pedestrian amenities within walking distance of transit service. Although TOD may take shape differently from one location to the next, its unifying themes are increased mobility, better access to employment and amenities, and livable communities. To date, the Community Planning program has funded nearly 90 planning projects that support TOD throughout Northeast Illinois.

When planning projects are complete, RTA planners continue to work with the sponsor communities to help them implement their planning recommendations and keep track of the…

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