VISUAL IMPACT OF PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT

PRT systems offer on-demand, non-stop service from origin to destination over extensive networks of guideways. To date, these guideways have been portrayed as elevated above grade, minimizing network costs and interference with other circulation systems, but maximizing the visual impact on neighborhoods they pass through. This study does not attempt to present a design solution to these problems, but rather it lays a foundation for developing PRT visual impact design criteria on which future design decisions can be predicted. The key lies in finding effective communications media through which the visual impact of PRT can be conveyed to the public at large. The study explores the effectiveness of three graphic communication techniques.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, 200 Union Street, SE
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55455

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lavine, L
    • Peterson, R
    • Bulbulian, F
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-MN-11-0037-74-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1982 12:00AM