TRENDS IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND TRANSPORTATION IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

THIS STUDY ATTEMPTS TO PLACE THE ANALYSIS OF CENTRALIZATION, DECENTRALIZATION, AND DISPERSION OF URBAN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN A WIDER PERSPECTIVE. ANALYZED ARE TRENDS IN THE DIVERSITY, GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION, AND DIFFERENTIAL AMOUNTS AND RATES OF CHANGE OF POPULATION, AGRICULTURE, MANUFACTURING, WHOLESALE TRADE, RETAIL TRADE, AND SELECTED SERVICE TRADES FOR THE SIX-COUNTY SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. IN ADDITION TO THE USUAL PHYSICAL LOCATIONAL ASPECTS, THE CONCEPTS UTILIZED HAVE BEEN SHARPENED TO INCLUDE SUCH CONTROL AND LINKAGE FACTORS AS CHANGING URBAN FUNCTIONS, MARKETING CHANGES, EFFECTS OF WORLD WAR II, AND GOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES. THE IMPACT OF EVOLVING TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES ON SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT OF THESE ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IS DEALT WITH IN DETAILED ANALYSES OF THE MASS-TRANSIT AND PARKING PROBLEMS IN THE MAJOR CITIES OF THE AREA. WHILE TRANSPORTATION INADEQUACIES HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN SPREADING THE ECONOMIC BASE, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AUTOMOBILE AND MOTOR TRUCK IN ENABLING ACCELERATION OF THIS GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSION IS NOTED. /AUTHOR/

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    • Part 5, PP 161-321, 2 FIG, 114 TAB, 683 REF, 2 APP
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    Highway Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Revzan, David A
  • Publication Date: 1953

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 161-321
  • Monograph Title: Parking as a Factor in Business: Containing Five Papers Presented at the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting, January 13-16, 1953
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  • Accession Number: 00239889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1994 12:00AM