The three cases of transit-oriented development (TOD) were selected either because they represent comparable rail station types (and/or physical settings) or because certain types of implementation tools were used to make transit-oriented development happen.
In looking for comparable examples of TOD in Perth City, specific station area characteristics were evaluated:
• whether the station is underground, at-grade or elevated
• how many people use the station
• surrounding urban form and land us, and,
• other transportation connections that are provided
This paper presents detailed case studies of representative TOD projects throughout Perth.
The experiences of transit operators, and local authorities, with TOD will help Perth establish a planning framework and to take action toward station-area development. This paper provides background for the case studies by defining transit-oriented development, describing the methodology for choosing the specific case study areas and establishing the framework for analysing individual station areas.
This analysis of TOD case studies looks at a variety of transit operators and suburban station types throughout Perth. Although the case studies make reference to many exemplary station-area projects within the transit corridors served the following stations are reviewed in the most detail:
3. Cockburn Central
The selected stations are located in dense urban areas, with limited provision for parking and ride, consistent with the proposed characteristics of Perth’s transit system.