PERSONAL CONVEYORS AS A LOCAL TRANSPORT SYSTEM - A CHANGE IN THE LAND USE OF RESIDENTAL AREAS. A PRELIMINARY STUDY

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This preliminary study describes and examines the concept of a new kind of local transport system that makes it possible to remove car traffic from the vicinity of housing. The technology will not be presented in this report but the system could be described as a personal conveyor or a "horizontal lift", which will connect a housing area to its parking areas and ordinary public transport. These functions are located on less valuable land on the outskirts of the zone, which prevents buses and cars from intruding on human activities. The object of the study is a housing area, built in the 60's in a Swedish town with a population of 110000. Natural vegetation and cultivated grounds can dominate the space between the houses. The study shows that by introducing the "horizontal lifts" here, a 30% increase in green areas can be gained at the expense of asphalt. It also shows that the housing can be condensed on 80% of the original floor area (8% of the land area). The equivalent amount of housing constructed on untouched land would occupy an area approximately two thirds of the present area. A calculation using today's figures for land prices in this town shows that this would cost about SEK 100m. According to this study each kilometer of carriageway releases construction ground to the value of SEK 20m. (Author/TRRL)

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    Transportforksningsberedningen

    Birger Jarls Torg 5
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • ALMERS, K
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.
  • Serial:
    • TFB Meddelande
    • Issue Number: 159
    • Publisher: Transportforksningsberedningen
    • ISSN: 0283-9105

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM