FEASIBILITY OF MOVING WALKS/BOSTON--C: DESIGN

THE REPORT SUMMARIZES COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN CRITERIA AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR A MOVING WAY SYSTEM IN THE BOSTON CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WILL EMPLOY A NETWORK OF CONTINUOUS, AUTOMATED BELTS FOR PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION THROUGHOUT A CENTRAL CITY AREA CURRENTLY SLATED FOR MAJOR REDEVELOPMENT. THE REPORT EXAMINES FEATURES OF THE CORRIDOR STUDY AREA WITH REFERENCE TO EXISTING FUNCTIONAL AREAS AND LAND USES, SUB-AREA DEVELOPMENT, CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, AND TRAFFIC. THE GENERAL DESIGN METHODOLOGY IS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION GIVEN TO PLANNING OBJECTIVES FOR VEHICLE AND PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION. THESE BASIC CONSIDERATIONS ARE THEN APPLIED TO EACH OF TWO CORRIDORS IN WHICH THE MOVING WAY SYSTEMS WILL BE LOCATED. ARCHITECTS' DRAWINGS OF THE PROPOSED CONFIGURATION ARE PROVIDED. DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS ARE DISCUSSED WITH REFERENCE TO BOTH PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE RESPECTIVE CORRIDORS AND SYSTEM COMPONENTS. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, STRUCTURAL DESIGN, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS ARE ALSO EXAMINED. THE REPORT DISCUSSES IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES WITH REFERENCE TO PHASING, COSTS, MAINTENANCE, LEGAL CONSTRAINTS, AND COORDINATION WITH THE PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM. IN ADDITION, THE REPORT CONTAINS A DETAILED SUMMARY OF PROPOSED GRAPHICS FOR SIGNS, MAPS, AND OTHER INFORMATION AIDS. SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE GRAPHIC MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED WITH REFERENCE TO LETTERING, LOCATION ALONG THE ROUTE, TYPOGRAPHY, COLOR, AND MATERIALS. APPENDED MATERIAL INCLUDES SPECIAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE HANDICAPPED, VISUAL ASPECTS OF GRAPHICS DESIGN, SUMMARIES OF PRELIMINARY STUDIES, AND A PROPOSED SYSTEM ALIGNMENT CONFIGURATION. THE REPORT CONTAINS DETAILED AREA MAPS OF THE CORRIDORS WHICH LOCATE PROPOSED MOVING WAY ROUTES AS WELL AS SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS OF STATIONS AND STRUCTURES. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO MASS-T9-5
  • Corporate Authors:

    Architects Collaborative, Inc

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  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1982 12:00AM