TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR NEW TOWNS

THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TOWNS IS A GROWING PHENOMENON. THESE SELF-CONTAINED COMMUNITIES OFFER THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD ON THE BASIC RESEARCH THAT HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT IN URBAN AREAS IN RECENT YEARS. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES JUXTAPOSED WITH RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, IN CONFORMANCE WITH ACCEPTED SITE-PLANNING CON- CEPTS, CAN REDUCE TRIP LENGTHS. THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE IN THE LARGER NEW TOWNS. STREET STANDARDS RELATED TO FUNCTION CAN OPTIMIZE CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND MINIMIZE THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF NOISE AND INDUCED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON RESIDENTIAL AREAS. IN SPITE OF GENERALLY MODERATE INTENSITY OF LAND USE, THE CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT CAN MAKE GOOD- QUALITY PUBLIC TRANSIT OPERATION FEASIBLE. EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS- OF-WAY, WITH LINKAGES MORE DIRECT THAN THOSE THAT CAN BE PROVIDED BY AUTOMOBILE, ENSURE GOOD TRANSIT SERVICE AT RELATIVELY LOW COST. PARKING CAN BE DESIGNED ACCORDING TO REALISTIC DEMANDS FOR SPACE AS FUNCTIONS OF LAND USE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RESIDENTS. GOOD SITE PLANNING CAN PERMIT JOINT USE OF PARKING FACILITIES. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Morris, Robert L
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 104-116
  • Monograph Title: Transportation systems planning
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  • Accession Number: 00239937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 274
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1970 12:00AM