New York City, as the business and cultural center of the Nation and employment-entertainment center of the Tri-State region, has a large demand for the movement of people and goods. This transportation demand is concentrated in the Manhattan CBD (i.e., the area of Manhattan south of 60th Street). Trip generation activity in the CBD is approximately four times that of the City as a whole and three times that of the region. Transportation activity in midtown Manhattan (i.e., the area of Manhattan bounded by 60th Street, the East River, 30th Street, and the Hudson River) is even more intense. Approximately 34 percent of the land area of midtown is occupied by roadways serving both trips destined to midtown locations and trips passing through midtown en route to external destinations. The objective of this report is to identify techniques currently available for increasing surface transportation system efficiency and to recommend the application of low-capital surface transit and other circulation improvement measures from the range of available techniques. A conceptual model of midtown's surface transportation system was developed, including physical, modal, and operational elements. Recommended improvement measures were categorized within one of these three classifications. Physical element improvement measures relate to the use of physical space; modal element improvement measures relate to the design of the various information systems (e.g., traffic and parking regulations). Both areawide and locational improvement measures are recommended within this report. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for New York City Department of Transportation and New York Department of City Planning.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Edwards and Kelcey

    53 Park Place
    New York, NY  United States  10007
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM