BUS AMENITY CORRIDORS - SHAPING AND RESHAPING THE METROPOLITAN AREA BY DESIGNING FOR BUS USE

This report links bus transportation, urban amenities, and urban form together to create principles that can be used to create an urban/suburban physical environment in the Twin Cities structured to be transit friendly. Of specific emphasis are: employment area location; siting of important institutions; commercial development patterns; and access to recreational and cultural facilities. When well structured and placed in the fabric of an urban/suburban environment, these elements constitute an urban structure called an armature. This study takes the idea of armature and studies its potential in the context of rubber tire transit. The armature of bus amenity corridor is explored as an element of urban form that serves as a vehicle for structuring a transit-friendly environment. The bus amenity corridor has its own signature and must function on three levels simultaneously: it must be a recognizable and functional part of the city; it must be a recognizable and functional part of a neighborhood; and it must have recognizable and functional bus stops. The bus amenity corridor is explored in two ways in this report: as a model, and as design case studies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the Regional Transit Board, State of Minnesota.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455-0220
  • Authors:
    • Vogel, M
    • Martin, R
    • Neckar, L
  • Publication Date: 1995-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 21 1996 12:00AM