TRANSPORTATION AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

A RESEARCH PROJECT STATEMENT IS BEING DRAFTED ON THE IMPACT OF THE BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT (BART) SYSTEM FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO METROPOLITAN REGION. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PLANNERS MUST SATISFY PLANNING CRITERIA AND HARDWARE CONCEPTS FOR A SYSTEM, BUT MUST PAY ATTENTION TO PUBLIC DESIRES. CORRIDOR DENSITY, ECONOMIC CONSTRAINTS, AND TRANSIT LIMITATIONS RELATED TO LESS THAN INSTANTANEOUS DEMAND RESPONSE AND LOW FLEXIBILITY MUST BE CONSIDERED IN THE CREATION OF NEW TRANSIT SYSTEMS. PROBLEMS OF CONGESTION IN THE CITY INVOLVE NOT ONLY PEAK-HOUR COMMUTER LOADING BUT ALSO MOVEMENT OF FREIGHT AND COMMODITIES IN THE CITY. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ARE BEING UPGRADED TO MEET A TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR TRAVEL AND FOR REDUCTION IN TRAVEL TIMES. RAIL SYSTEMS ARE PERMITTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-DENSITY CORRIDORS EXTENDING OUTWARD FROM CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS OF CITIES. BART IS THE FIRST TOTALLY NEW RAIL SYSTEM WHOSE IMPACTS MAY BE EVALUATED ON THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT AND ON THE ECOLOGY OF THE AREA THROUGH WHICH IT PASSES AND THE LARGER REGION THAT IT INFLUENCES. CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING TRANSPORTATION NEEDS ARE BEING REEVALUATED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 1-2
  • Monograph Title: Impact of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system on the San Francisco metropolitan region
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1970 12:00AM