The Boston Auto Restricted Zone Demonstration Project, to be implemented in September 1978, represents an attempt to rationalize auto, transit and pedestrian circulation patterns in the central business district of a major U.S. city. The demonstration includes such elements as the restriction of autos from certain streets, major re-routing of traffic, improved bus service into the area, improved sidewalk facilities, additional goods movement and loading areas, and a relocation of taxi stands. The demonstration site is located in the Boston central business district, in which roughly 120,000 people are employed and in which roughly 25% of the city's retail trade is conducted. There are a number of objectives associated with the Boston ARZ project, which includes increased retail sales, increased transit ridership, increased transit productivity, increased pedestrian activity, and improved environmental quality.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Loudon, W R
    • Kern, C R
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Pagination: 419 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-79-4Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM