TRANSPORTATION ASPECTS OF MULTI USE CENTERS (MUC)

A MULTIPLE USE CENTER (MUC) IS A CONCENTRATION OF COMPLEMENTING LAND USES THAT ARE PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED BY MEANS OF INTERNAL PEDESTRIAN SYSTEMS. A TYPICAL EXAMPLE IS A COMPLEX OF APARTMENT, OFFICE, AND RETAIL BUILDINGS, USUALLY INTEGRATED WITH A TRANSPORTATION NODE, SUCH AS A TRANSIT STATION. ALTHOUGH PLANNING AGENCIES HAVE BEEN ATTRACTED TO MUC'S AND PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS BECAUSE OF THEIR MORE RATIONAL USE OF LAND THAN HAS HERETOFORE BEEN POSSIBLE WITH TRADITIONAL ZONING CATEGORIES, THEIR IMPLEMENTATION HAS BEEN PUSHED MAINLY BY PROPERTY OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS, SO THAT THE TRANSPORTATION CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCH CENTERS ARE NOT WELL UNDERSTOOD. A MUC IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MAJOR ACTIVITY CENTERS BECAUSE OF THE GREATER VARIETY OF INTERACTING ACTIVITIES. THIS OBVIATES A CERTAIN NUMBER OF EXTERNAL TRIPS FROM THE MUC; BUT IT MAY ATTRACT A GREATER NUMBER FROM OUTSIDE. THE TRIP GENERATION OF A MUC IS A FUNCTION OF ITS COMPOSITION, DENSITY, AND ARRANGEMENT. THE EFFECT OF THESE ELEMENTS IS ANALYZED WITH RESPECT TO PRODUCTIVE AND ATTRACTIVE TRIP GENERATION, PARKING, AND TRANSIT ACCESS. THE INFORMATION NEEDED FOR AN IMPACT ANALYSIS IS SUMMARIZED, AND A NOMOGRAPH IS PROVIDED THAT EMPLOYS THE QUANTIFICATION OF THIS INFORMATION TO DETERMINE TRIP GENERATION RATES.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Kwantes, P W
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 517-31
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2001 12:00AM