Transit Oriented Development


Pakistani cities are facing several mobility related issues from traffic congestion to toxic air
quality, high road accidents, and an exponentially increasing number of motor vehicles.
Lahore, being the second largest city of Pakistan, is no exception to these mobility problems.
Public transit in Lahore, the city with the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and metro train system of
Pakistan, does not serve the majority of the population or cover a wide service area. While
there are feeder routes of Speedo bus service, the majority of the public in Lahore does have
easy access to public transit majorly due to the lack of first and last mile connectivity. only 15% of the Lahore population is lives near 5 minutes of
walking distance from the public transportation network as shown in the figure below.

 

CITY has undertaken the following service outputs:

      • Identification of transit nodes that have the utmost potential for TOD.
      • Design of a development framework will be feasible to encourage compact development around transit nodes.
      • Quantification of the number of housing units and jobs could be created by redesigning a transit node.

CITY analyses potential sites/nodes for urban regeneration through transit-oriented development (TOD).The public transit system and consequent land use in Lahore so far is a classic example of a
transit adjacent development, and not Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). While planning for Lahore, planning
for accessibility, quality, and capacity of public transit along with optimal utilization is imperative. CITY is exploring two mass transit routes (i.e.,
Metrobus and Orange Line Train) to identify the transit nodes that have utmost potential for TOD.