Do they actually know they are in a TOD? Do they know what a TOD is?
Do many actually expect to catch the train 2km to a station likely just as far away from their workplace?
Why not walk, ride, uber or bus for the select few that work in the CBD?
All the rest that work anywhere other than the CBD, eg Bowden, Hindmarsh, Prospect, home or Burnside etc, the train is pointless.
Why would most even want to be close to the train station?
Train and tram would be a great way to get to the footy, and realistically work (if they work in the CBD). On the reverse, those living in the city and want easy access to the Ent Centre or Hindmarsh stadium- well the tram and train are great.
You wouldn't ride your bike at night, and uber/taxi would take longer-be more expensive due to traffic. buses are held up also in traffic.
As for those not happy with the negative connotation of living near a train station, well that is because of the crappy design and amenities of stations in Adelaide. What is being proposed here at Bowden is just more of the same bland boring rubbish.
Where is the newsstand, coffee shop, sandwich bar...etc etc.?-There is a beautiful heritage station just there, it could have been all of this, but no...just another glorified bus stop banged on the corner of the development.