COMMUNITY MOBILITY SYSTEMS

A BRIEF HISTORY IS PRESENTED OF URBAN AND SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT EMPHASIZING THE INCREASED NUMBER OF AUTOMOBILES ON THE ROAD AND THE INCREASED POPULATION. THE PROBLEMS OF PARKING AND AIR POLLUTION ARE DISCUSSED. URBAN PLANNING EMPHASIS FOR COORDINATED LIVING MUST INCLUDE: (1) THE BUILDING OF REGIONAL SHOPPING CENTERS AND NEW TOWNS, (2) THE COMBINATION OF LARGE LIVING AND SHOPPING COMPLEXES INTO HUGE CENTERS THAT WILL STILL BE AUTOMOBILE ORIENTED BUT LARGELY SELF-SUFFICIENT, AND (3) HIGH RISE CONSTRUCTION WHICH WILL BE SELF-SUSTAINING WHERE AUTOMOBILES WILL NOT BE NECESSARY. FUTURE EMPHASIS MUST BE PLACED ON PEDESTRIANISM AND FREE, PUBLIC MOBILITY SYSTEMS. AT THE MOMENT, POLITICAL COMMITMENT IS NEEDED FOR INCREASED EMPHASIS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THE UTILIZATION OF AIR RIGHTS IS DISCUSSED. THE FOLLOWING METHODS OF INCREASING PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT AT TRANSPORTATION CENTERS ARE DISCUSSED: MOVING, WALKWAYS, ELEVATORS, COMBINATIONS OF ESCALATORS AND A MOVING WALK, HORIZONTAL ELEVATORS, AND A BELT OF CHAIRS MOVING LIKE AN ELECTRIC CART. THE ELECTRIC CART IS ALSO EMPHASIZED FOR SHORT-RANGE SHOPPING TRIPS. INTRA-SHOPPING CENTER TRANSPORTATION EXAMPLES DISCUSSED ARE: A TRACTOR-TRAILER ARRANGEMENT FOR MOVING PEOPLE ALONG LINCOLN ROAD MALL AT MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA; THE DUAL MODE VEHICLE, PERMITTING BOTH INDEPENDENT OFF-TRACK OPERATION AND AUTOMATIC ON-TRACK CONTROL; MONORAIL AND MINI-RAIL SYSTEMS; AND TRACK VEHICLES. CONVENTIONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED TO CONNECT SATELLITE CITIES, NEW TOWNS, SHOPPING CENTERS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS WITH THE REST OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA. RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS DISCUSSED ARE: MONTREAL'S METRO, THE BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (BART), THE SUBWAY PLANS FOR DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON, D. C., THE TRANSIT EXPRESSWAY THAT IS BEING SAMPLED IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, AND THE STOCKHOLM CITY TRANSIT SYSTEM. GROUND TRANSPORTATION PLANS AT AIRPORTS ARE DESCRIBED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special RepT, 32 PP, 45 FIG, PHOTS
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Land Institute

    1200 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Prytula, G
  • Publication Date: 1970

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1970 12:00AM