BROAD AND COLUMBIA SUBWAY DEVELOPMENT STUDY

FOLLOWING A REORGANIZATION OF THE PHILADELPHIA TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN 1963, ELEMENTS OF THE BROAD STREET SUBWAY LINE WERE DESIGNATED FOR REHABILITATION. ONE OF THE STATIONS ALONG THIS LINE, AT COLUMBIA AVENUE, SERVES TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, WHICH USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A STATION REDESIGN PROJECT FOR ITS URBAN DESIGN UNDERGRADUATES. THE WORK PLAN WAS PRESENTED TO THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION, WHICH SUCCEEDED IN HAVING IT FUNDED BY THE U.S. DOT. AN INTERDISPLINARY TEAM OF UNDERGRADUATES SPECIALIZING IN ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN, SOCIAL PLANNING, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ECONOMICS, AND COMMUNICATIONS WAS FORMED, SUPPLEMENTED BY PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS FROM TEMPLE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. THE AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT WERE ASSESSMENT OF USER NEEDS AND ATTITUDES, BRINGING INTEREST GROUPS INTO THE PLANNING PROCESS, PRODUCTION OF ARCHITECTURAL, STRUCTURAL, AND PLANNING DOCUMENTS, PERFORMANCE OF A COST/BENEFIT FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS, IDENTIFICATION OF IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCES, AND DEMONSTRATION, IF POSSIBLE, THAT THE PROCESS AND PRODUCTS OF THE STUDY ARE PROTOTYPICAL FOR MOST CONDITIONS AT ANY SUBWAY STATION. DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR THE STATION, THE ADJACENT AREA (PRIMARILY PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION AND PARKING IN A FOUR-BLOCK AREA), AND THE ENTIRE SYSTEM.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 117 Pp, 25 FIG, 6 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1972 12:00AM