mobility oriented districts (MOD)

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Portland, Oregon
MODs produce an annual local economic stimulus of millions of dollars for communities.

MOD is the next generation of TOD.By linking a neighborhood’s commercial center to the surrounding one-mile area with complete streets and protected bikeways (cycletracks), this design approach enables people to walk, bike, or take transit for day-to-day shopping and work trips.


MODs result in fewer and shorter auto trips. Less money is spent by households on gasoline and sent out of the community to multi-national energy corporations. The savings are available for the local purchase of goods and services needed by neighborhood residents.


The MOD is a fundamental building block in the development of a resilient district, city, or region.

MOD Diagram
MOD Diagram