The paper examines a set of attitudes of 461 urban residents toward locational and financial aspects of a dual-mode transportation system and the social and environmental impacts that might result from implementation of such a system. Perceptions of the impacts are from both neighborhood and citywide points of view. The responses are statistically described and summarized through factor analysis, and homogeneous population groups are then obtained through bivariate contingency tables examining these attitudes in relation to the socio-economic characteristics and the geographic location of the respondents. Ninety percent of the Detroit sample indicated that they favored building the dual-mode transportation system. Ninety six percent of the same sample stated that it was important that the system not increase local taxes. A combination of user fees and federal funds was the most popular method of financing the system. A vast majority indicated that it is important to them that displacements not occur. Possible trade-offs were indicated since the removal of rundown buildings, a positive displacement of the system, was considered important by 94 percent of the respondents. Citywide impacts were considered more important than neighborhood impacts by the majority of the sample, and providing accessibility for nonusers was positively evaluated. These positive benefits and concern for the city as a whole indicate that public acceptance of innovative systems is possible.

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    • This paper appears in Dual Mode Transportation, which is a publication containing the proceedings of a conference conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 29-31, 1974. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Murawski, Craig A
    • Ventura, Frank L
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00149284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM