THE SHAPE OF TOMORROW: A STUDY ON THE FUTURE OF URBAN TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The article discusses the future development of urban transit systems in Canada, the most significant of which is the proposal by Ontario to develop intermediate capacity transit (ict) systems. Designed to handle 6000-20000 passengers per hour, these systems have possible application in the nine largest Canadian cities. Using estimates based on households in the main cities, figures are given which indicate that such systems should be installed within the next 12 years during a time of maximum estimated city growth. Based on estimated distribution of income the possible future trend of car ownership and urban growth is examined. In order to attract higher income households to the proposed ict system two transport options are considered based on either general peripheral growth with feeder mini-buses or concentrated growth with short distance walking as the likely feeder mode. Preliminary designs for ict systems are considered, based on these two options showing specification, costs and performance characteristics. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation

    Montreal Road
    Ottawa, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Reynolds, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 9-22
  • Serial:
    • Habitat
    • Volume: 18 N
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1982 12:00AM