June 14, 2022

Transit Supportive Communities Guidelines

Ontario Ministry of Transportation
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This guide was prepared to help local governments create an environment that is supportive of transit and develop services and programs to increase transit ridership. This includes promoting development patterns that make transit less expensive, more efficient, less circuitous and more convenient. While the document was prepared by the Government of Ontario, key principles, tools, and guidelines are still useful and translatable to communities regardless of province. These include:

  • Development densities needed to support various types and levels of transit service
  • Community-wide and site specific guidelines on supporting local transit networks, such as urban form and site design
  • Bus stop and accessibility guidelines
  • Ways to work with and around other street users (sidewalks, bike lanes, parking strategies)



  • Land use and Transportation
  • land use planning