TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

THE STUDY AREA IS EXAMINED WITH REFERENCE TO ITS STREET SYSTEM, TRAFFIC PATTERNS, PARKING FACILITIES, PARKING DEMAND, TRANSPORTATION USER CHARACTERISTICS, AND TRUCK ACTIVITY. THE ANALYSIS PROJECTS CONTINUED ECONOMIC VITALITY IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT WHICH WILL GENERATE ADDITIONAL FUTURE DEMANDS ON THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. THE CITY IS SERVED EFFECTIVELY BY A PUBLIC BUS TRANSIT NETWORK. ALTHOUGH PARKING IS SUFFICIENT TO MEET DEMANDS, EXISTING FACILITIES ARE OFTEN POORLY LOCATED TO SERVE MAJOR TRIP GENERATORS. TRUCK LOADING SPACES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO SATISFY DEMAND, AND THE REPORT RECOMMENDS EXPANSION AND ENFORCEMENT OF PARKING REGULATIONS TO ELIMINATE CURBSIDE LOADING OPERATIONS. ALL RELEVANT DATA CONCERNING MODAL SPLIT, USER CHARACTERISTICS, TRIP PATTERNS, AND PEDESTRIAN VOLUME ARE DOCUMENTED AND COMPARED TO SIMILAR DATA FROM OTHER CITIES. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS ARE DISCUSSED WITH REFERENCE TO LAND ACTIVITY, PARKING SUPPLY, RELOCATION OF THE CENTRAL BUS TRANSFER CENTER, CONSTRUCTION OF A METRO CENTER, AND COMPLETION OF THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. THREE ALTERNATIVE POLICIES FOR EXPANDING CENTER CITY PARKING FACILITIES ARE ALSO COMPARED. SURVEY DATA WAS ANALYZED WITH REFERENCE TO TRIP GENERATION, TRAFFIC DISTRIBUTION, PEDESTRIAN TRAVEL, AND TRANSIT TRIPS TO YIELD A RECOMMENDED TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN. SUGGESTED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ARE EXAMINED WITHIN THE SPECIFIC CONTEXT OF DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE FOR THE STREET SYSTEM, PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES, PARKING, PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT, AND TRUCK ACTIVITIES. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO TENN-T9-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1982 12:00AM