AN EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE LAND USE & TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN THE CHICAGO AREA

THE WORK IS DESCRIBED OF THE CHICAGO AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (CATS), COOPERATING WITH THE NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS PLANNING COMMISSION (NIPC), IN DETERMINING THE QUALITY OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WHICH WOULD BE PROVIDED BY EACH OF FOUR LAND USE ALTERNATIVES DEVELOPED BY NIPC FOR THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA. THE ONE LAND USE ALTERNATIVE JUDGED TO PROVIDE THE MOST EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES AT THE LEAST COST IS THE FINGER ALTERNATIVE WHICH EMPHASIZES THE DEVELOPMENT OF LAND USES AND ACTIVITIES INTO RADIAL CORRIDORS. THIS PLAN RESULTS IN A PHYSICAL PLAN RESEMBLING THE HUMAN HAND, WITH THE AREA WITHIN THE TRI-STATE TOLLWAY FORMING THE PALM AND URBAN CORRIDORS RADIATING OUTWARD. BECAUSE OF THIS PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC, THE ALTERNATIVE ALLOWS A NUMBER OF ADVANTAGES IN PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION THAT THE OTHERS DO NOT. IN 1962, CATS PUBLISHED PLANS FOR HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT SYSTEMS FOR THE METROPOLITAN AREA. THESE TRANSPORTATION PLANS ARE EVALUATED AGAINST THE NEEDS OF EACH OF THE FOUR NIPC LAND USE ALTERNATIVES. IN EACH CASE, IT IS SHOWN THAT THE CATS PLANS ADEQUATELY MEET THE TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAND USE ALTERNATIVES WITH ONLY MINOR EXCEPTIONS. THE HIGHWAY PLAN IS SHOWN TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN A SYSTEM SPECIFICALLY DEVISED FOR THE FINGER ALTERNATIVE'S ESTIMATED TRAVEL. THE CATS TRANSIT PROPOSAL ALSO PROVIDED ADEQUATE SERVICE FOR THIS ALTERNATIVE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 72 Pp, 17 FIG, 26 TAB, 4 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, E W
  • Publication Date: 1968-10

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  • Accession Number: 00240563
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1994 12:00AM