From Concept to Reality: Colombia TOD NAMA Moving to Implementation
The Colombia Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA, a concept that was conceived in 2011 and preliminarily selected by the NAMA Facility in 2013, will now officially move to implementation, following a €14.7 million grant from the NAMA Facility this past August.
The NAMA is a comprehensive urban strategy that integrates sustainable mobility with land use development, and focuses public and private development around transit stations to create neighborhoods where people can safely walk, live, work, shop and play. TOD has the potential to reduce driving by 30-50%, according to US and Latin American studies, by reducing trip lengths, increasing walking, cycling and transit use and enhancing local and regional accessibility.
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