Transit-oriented development (TOD) anchors vibrant communities around transit stops. When homes, offices, retail, and other amenities are located within the transit shed – generally a quarter mile to a half mile from a high-frequency transit stop – people can spend less time and money getting to all the places in their daily lives. Equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) takes this a step further by making sure that the benefits of living near transit are available to people of all income levels.
CNT’s eTOD Social Impact Calculator provides a broad swath of data that's important to developers, households, neighborhoods, and communities. This data includes parking, jobs, public transportation, greenhouse gas emissions, building purchasing power, and bikesharing.
Building affordable housing in TODs gives low- and moderate-income residents access to low-cost transportation that connects them with schools, jobs, heath care and recreational amenities. CNT’s eTOD social impact calculator allows users to examine and quantify the financial, social, and environmental benefits of eTOD projects in Cook County. Whether you’re a developer in the midst of the predevelopment process or an advocate for affordable housing or social services, the data this tool provides can help you make the case for eTOD in your community.