THE EFFECT OF A SUBWAY ON THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION

This research determined the effect of the original subway line on the spatial distribution of population in Metropolitan Toronto. The comparison made is between a mass transit system and a road (rather then expressway) system. By using 1951, before the subway opened, and the same type of population figures in 1956 and 1961, after the operations began, it was found that the construction of the subway altered the spatial form of the area. The line was initially built through a low-density area which was primarily commercial. It was found that redevelopment of urban land is a protracted process and effects of transit service are slow in manifesting themselves.

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • DAVIES, G W
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00138337
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1981 12:00AM