TRANSPORTATION AND URBAN SCALE

TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS OF METROPOLITAN AREAS ARE EXAMINED AS A FUNCTION OF THE SCALE OF URBAN UNITS. THREE CATEGORIES OF TRAVEL ARE CONSIDERED: (1) LOCAL AREA TRAVEL, (2) CIRCULATION WITHIN MAJOR PUBLIC PLACES SUCH AS CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS, AIRPORTS AND LARGE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES, AND (3) LONGER DISTANCE URBAN TRAVEL VIA THE FREEWAYS AND RAPID TRANSIT FACILITIES. THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF EACH CATEGORY ARE OUTLINED, INCLUDING THOSE FOR PRIVATE VEHICLES AND PUBLIC TRANSIT. THE CAPABILITIES OF EXISTING SYSTEMS TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVEMENTS. THE EFFECTS OF EXISTING AND NEW SYSTEMS ON THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT IS ALSO CONSIDERED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 3, No 1, PP 173-201, 3 TAB, 8 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Canty, E T
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

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  • Accession Number: 00240551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM