THE IMPACT OF TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE U.S.A.

A BRIEF HISTORY IS PRESENTED OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE U.S.A., AND THE IMPACT ON IT OF TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY IS APPRAISED. SPECIFIC URBAN DEVELOPMENT AREAS IN CALIFORNIA, SUCH AS LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO, ARE DISCUSSED. THE EFFECT OF THE MOTOR CAR IS BRIEFLY REVIEWED. INCREASING CAR OWNERSHIP AND USE, THE CONSEQUENT REDUCTIONS IN PUBLIC TRANSIT RIDING, THE EROSION OF THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT'S PREDOMINANT ROLE, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, ETC., HAVE PROMPTED THE INTERESTS ADVERSELY AFFECTED TO TRY TO COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS TO TRY TO REVERSE THE TRENDS. THE APPROACHES, PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION ARE REVIEWED OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM. THE SURVEY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT SHOWS THAT GROWTH PATTERNS HAVE BEEN STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY THE KINDS OF TRANSPORT INVENTED AND MADE AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS POINTS IN TIME. WITH THE TRANSPORT KNOWLEDGE AVAILABLE TODAY, IT SEEMS THAT FUTURE URBAN GROWTH IN AMERICA WILL BE CONDITIONED PRINCIPALLY BY PRIVATE TRANSPORT, NOT PUBLIC, AND THAT MORE CITIES WILL COME TO LOOK LIKE LOS ANGELES THAN CHICAGO.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 22 Pp, 4 FiG, 7 REF
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    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Kennedy, N
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

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  • Accession Number: 00239207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1994 12:00AM