AMERICAN URBAN MALLS. A COMPENDIUM

This publication is an outgrowth of the More Streets for People public information program. It provides an easily understandable and comparative overview of a majority of North American pedestrianization experiments through the presentation of vital statistics and photographs of 68 malls. During 1977, every North American city with an operational pedestrian zone as of June 1976 was invited to provide information for this compendium by completing a series of questionnaires and providing a photograph and descriptive material that would best represent its mall. The data received was condensed into the following categories: statistics on the city, including population, modal split of home - to - work trips, and the number of available parking spaces in the central business district; statistics on the mall itself, including physical dimensions and methods of operation; information relating to the implementation of the project, including legislation and financing; and the name of the agency or person to contact for further data on each mall. Since the compendium illustrates the fundamental framework of traffic - free experiments of varying size and scope, it can serve as a guide to planners and urban advocates contemplating traffic bans for their cities. A key explains the symbols used in the document. Each city is treated individually, and an alphabetical index listing the cities discussed is provided. (Author abstract modified).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy available from the Sup. of Docs., Stock number 023-000-00376-7
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Environmental Action

    , NY  United States 

    Columbia University

    Center for Advanced Research in Urban and Environmental Affairs
    New York, NY  United States  10027

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research
    Washington, DC  United States  20410

    Graham Fnd for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts

    4 West Burton Place
    Chicago, IL  United States  60610
  • Authors:
    • Brambilla, R
    • LONGO, G
    • Dzurinko, V
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 143 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HUD/PDR-192/4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM