Because of its location on the southeast corner of the Center City and the attractiveness of its residential and commercial areas, this area is facing a number of transportation problems. The major objectives of this study are to give priority to residents and short-term customers/visitors for scarce curbside parking spaces; to reduce the parking and traffic conflicts between residential and commercial areas; to favor local traffic over through traffic; and to improve the pedestrian environment for both visitors and residents. Recommendations include some immediate and low-cost actions and higher-cost physical improvements for a longer term. Certain changes are recommended for the bus services through the area. The report has four parts: (1) An overview of existing conditions in the study area; (2) The process by which a wide range of transportation management strategies were developed and evaluated; (3) The study team's final recommendations; (4) Issues which must be addressed if the recommended strategies are to be implemented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Portfolio Associates, Kopple, Sheward and Day, Vista Systems, Wagner-McGee, Inc; and Dr. Vukan Vuchic.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

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

    Philadelphia Department of Public Property

    Transit Operations and Planning Division
    Philadelphia, PA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-PA-09-0067
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM