URBAN TRANSPORTATION

THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM POSED BY URBAN TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS IS DISCUSSED. PRIME REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS THAT COULD REDUCE RATHER THAN RELOCATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ARE: (1) EASY AVAILABILITY THROUGHOUT THE METROPOLITAN AREA, (2) NO WAITING TIME, (3) AVERAGE TRIP TIME NO MORE THAN FOR AUTOMOBILE TRAVEL, (4) CAPACITY EQUAL TO PRESENT AUTOMOBILE USAGE, AND (5) ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY. A SYSTEM WITH THE DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS IS DESCRIBED WHICH EMPLOYS A GRID OF HIGH SPEED LINES SPACED AT 2-1/2 MILE INTERVALS, SUPPORTED BY A LOCAL NETWORK COVERING THE SAME AREA WITH LINES SPACED AT 1/4-MILE INTERVALS, WHICH EMPLOYS CONTINUOUS MOVING SMALL CARS, AVAILABLE FOR BOARDING AT 1-SECOND TO 15-SECOND INTERVALS. THE COMBINED SYSTEM WOULD OFFER EFFICIENT ALL-WEATHER TRANSPORTATION WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE THROUGHOUT THE METROPOLITAN AREA AND WOULD BE SELF-SUPPORTING WITH A 25 CENT FARE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 8, No 4, PP 2-16
  • Corporate Authors:

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    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Avery, W H
    • McMURRAY, G S
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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  • Accession Number: 00241238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2003 12:00AM