The purpose of the study is to formulate and evaluate alternative transportation concepts which would provide internal circulation within the University of South Carolina (in Columbia) complex. Such a system would serve both university and non-university persons. The planning efforts made in the study relate to overall transportation system planning for the Columbia area. Demographic information, coupled with interviews of students, faculty, and staff, provided descriptive measures of the university population. A recommended plan was developed which encouraged a pedestrian environment for the campus area integrated with highway improvements and key fringe parking facilities. Access to parking areas and circulation within the campus is to be provided initially by mini-buses, eventually, as long-range demand criteria are satisfied, automated Personal Rapid Transit systems are recommended. Interface with the surrounding community and its transportation facilities, existing as well as planned, is accomplished at all levels of development.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Smith (Wilbur) and Associates, Columbia, S.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Central Midlands Regional Planning Council

    Columbia, SC  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 165 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-SC-09-0002-74-1
  • Contract Numbers: SC-09-0002
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1981 12:00AM