AUTOMOBILE-RESTRICTIVE MEASURES IN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS: SOME RECENT FINDINGS AND VIEWS

Increasing concern about the need to enhance the quality and economic vitality of urban areas, especially the downtown, has fostered interest in a broad set of transportation strategies that involve the restriction of automobile traffic. The Service and Methods Demonstration Program of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration has been examining two concepts of this type: automobile-restricted zones and transit malls. Background information is presented on various traffic-restriction projects that have been sponsored and/or evaluated under the program, and selected findings regarding the planning and implementation process, operations, and impacts of the projects are discussed. Experience with these concepts has been generally positive and encouraging. They have proved to be feasible to implement, workable in terms of traffic circulation and other operational aspects, and beneficial to transit users and pedestrians and have been well received by the public. They also appear to be compatible with broader public and private efforts aimed at revitalizing the downtown. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 24-29
  • Monograph Title: Economic and social aspects of transportation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030560
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM