The Right Mix Matters! When there is a balanced mix of complementary uses and activities within a local area (e.g., a mix of residences, workplaces and local retail commerce), many daily trips can remain short and walkable. Diverse uses peaking at different times keep local streets animated and safe, encouraging walking and cycling activity, and fostering a vibrant human environment where people want to live.

The building blocks of inclusive cities. This is an illustration of the MIX principle from the TOD Standard.

The building blocks of inclusive cities. This is an illustration of the MIX principle from the TOD Standard.

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