A NEW ROLE FOR PLANNERS: WORKING WITH COMMUNITY RESIDENTS IN FORMULATING ALTERNATIVE PLANS FOR STREET PATTERNS - BEFORE DECISION MAKING

A RESEARCH PROJECT IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING WAS CONDUCTED IN THE PICO-UNION NEIGHBORHOOD OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, IN ORDER TO DESIGN AND TEST METHODS FOR PRODUCING RELIABLE INFORMATION IN THE FORMULATION OF ALTERNATIVE PLANS BEFORE OFFICIAL DECISIONS ARE MADE. THE TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM OF MOST CONCERN TO THE RESIDENTS OF PICO-UNION WAS THE PATTERNS AND USES OF THEIR LOCAL STREETS, RATHER THAN THE USUAL TRIP-TO-WORK PROBLEM. TWO INDEPENDENT METHODS WERE DESIGNED FOR DETERMINING WHAT STREET PATTERNS AND USES WERE MOST PREFERRED BY THE RESIDENT: A HOME- INTERVIEW METHOD AND A PHOTOCOMPARISON METHOD. RESULTS OF THE TWO METHODS GENERALLY AGREED. HOWEVER, ONE PART OF THE RESEARCH REVEALED THAT SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN DECISIONS OCCUR WHEN SIMPLE CHANGES ARE MADE IN THE ORIENTATION AND SEQUENCE OF THE SAME TWO PHOTOGRAPHIC SIMULATIONS.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 125-50
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  • Accession Number: 00240186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1973 12:00AM