DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC OPEN SPACE IN CATS AREA PRESENT AND FUTURE

THE DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC OPEN SPACE WAS ESTIMATED BY ITS MAJOR DIVISIONS USING THE TOTALS OBTAINED BY THE CATS LAND USE MEASUREMENTS. ESTIMATIONS WERE MADE FOR LARGE REGIONAL PARKS, GOLF COURSES, CEMETERIES, AND SMALL PARKS. THE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE WAS FOUND TO OCCUPY 12.6% OF THE TOTAL LAND AREA, MOST OF THE DISTRICTS WHICH COMPOSE THE INNER RINGS HAVE VERY LOW PERCENTAGES BECAUSE THE LAND IS VERY INTENSIVELY USED AND COSTLY TO PERMIT THE ACQUISITION OF LARGE AREAS FOR NEW PARKS. SPECIFIC SITES WERE DETERMINED TO BE MOST IDEAL FOR FUTURE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 21pp, 5fig, 2TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • CARTER, R E
  • Publication Date: 1958-10-28

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Transp Plng Abstracts /Prelim
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM