Who is TOD in Metro Denver?
DRCOG’s Who is TOD in Metro Denver? study is the first in the region to benchmark how people’s attitudes, perceptions and behaviors are changing as transit-oriented development (TOD) takes root. The comprehensive effort includes data from separate surveys of businesses, employees and residents.
Like the You Are Here icon on a wayfinding map, the information collected in these studies tells us where we are as a region. These studies will help policy makers, business leaders and the general public make informed decisions as we navigate the successful implemention of TOD in metro Denver. Hear what opinion leaders in metro Denver have to say about where we are in the Who is TOD in Metro Denver? Video Series in the Video Gallery.
We Are Here:
A substantial number of people in metro Denver are attracted to the benefits of living and working in transit-oriented communities.
The Resident study identified three major residential market segments, based on how respondents ranked a list of 39 neighborhood and housing characteristics. The three segments are called Access-Focused (26 percent), Car/Home-Focused (56 percent) and Cost-Focused (18 percent).
The Access-Focused segment places high importance on being able to walk to neighborhood amenities and wants easy access to downtown. These respondents also want to live in neighborhoods with diverse ethnicity, age, income levels and housing.
The Access-Focused segment also represents 26 percent of all households in the metro Denver area and 35 percent of the households intending to move within the next two years.
The Resident survey also tells us walking is not only the most-used travel alternative, but the most desired alternative for people to get around. Being able to walk to destinations is more important to Access-Focused residents than proximity to rail transit
Read the reports by clicking on the links below:
- Executive Summary (all three reports)
- Business Survey Report
- Employee Survey Report
- Resident Survey Report
Data from the three Who is TOD in Metro Denver? surveys is available to those interested in completing further analysis at http://gis.drcog.org/datacatalog/