INCREASING DESIGN AND ART IN LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

While New England communities have unique characteristics with special transportation needs, there is potential for incorporating aesthetic design and art into transportation facilities. Because of large rural areas, transportation improvements tend to focus on main street pedestrian improvements, highway improvements and, to a lesser extent, basic bus system improvements such as stations, vehicles and shelters. Facility design, initiated early in the planning stage of a project, should be integrated into the surrounding environment. A second possibility is addition of original works of art or graphic design to existing structures, spaces or vehicles. One conclusion is that even when adapted to local situations that involve smaller-scale art works, such aesthetic activities can have a as significant impact as achieved by much larger projects in metropolitan areas. A series of case studies include railroad and bus stations, bus stop shelters, transit centers and pedestrian malls.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New England Municipal Center

    Pettee Brook Offices, P.O. Box L
    Durham, NH  United States  03824

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    Office of Environment and Safety, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Photos;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-OST-P-20-31
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM