Transit-Friendly Development Newsletter
Welcome to Volume 3, Issue 1 of Transit-Friendly Development, a newsletter designed to keep municipal officials, planners and advocates up-to-date on the potential for development and redevelopment around transit stations. This joint effort between NJ TRANSIT and the Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University aims to enrich the transit-oriented development (TOD) conversation in New Jersey’s diverse communities by highlighting what is happening in the state and around the country: best practices, model programs, legislation and local problem-solving experiences.
April 2007
Volume 3, Number 1

In this issue, we tackle the thorny issue of parking in TODs. New approaches to demand and pricing are moving planners and professionals toward more creative, cost-effective solutions. In interviews for this issue, national and local experts discuss emerging trends in the design, location and financing of structured facilities, plus they offer some simple-to-do parking management strategies. Our municipal profile, New Brunswick, is commended for its mixed and shared use in parking decks. We hope local leaders and the public find these articles of value as all of us strive to create livable, sustainable and thriving communities.

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This Issue's Focus: Parking in TOD

In recent years, there has been growing concern about how to deal with parking issues. Communities and experts are asking how much parking is really needed, what form this parking should take, and who should pay to use it. New ideas have gained prominence, such as the consequences of having too much parking and the use of shared parking. These and other ideas are leading to a new paradigm of parking.

How to Handle Parking — Interviews with Experts

Parking presents a host of challenges for communities. We spoke with experts in the field and discuss four areas of the parking puzzle: demand, design, financing, and management. Donald Shoup, Darius Sollohub, Robert Goldsmith and Todd Litman share their wisdom and offer advice to those taking on this challenge.

Municipal Spotlight: New Brunswick —
Growing and Growing

On the rise since the mid-1980s and designated as a transit village in 2005, this central New Jersey city has become a great place to work, live and play. New Brunswick is now home to mixed-use highrises, condo and rental housing, and a new hotel and conference center — all within walking distance to the train station offering travel to Newark, New York and Trenton.

  Recommended Reading

New publications from our featured parking experts are highly recommended. See our reviews.

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