TRANSIT AND URBAN FORM. VOLUME 2. PART III: A GUIDEBOOK FOR PRACTITIONERS. PART IV: PUBLIC POLICY AND TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT: SIX INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES

This report will be of interest to a broad cross section of individuals involved in transportation and land use planning and development. The research addressed many facets of the relationships between land use and public transportation. These relationships are reexamined, explained, evaluated, and documented to facilitate cost-effective multimodal public transportation investment decisions. Six reports were produced by the research team, four of which are published in this two-volume report. This volume, Volume 2, contains two of these reports. The first is a guidebook which offers guidance to communities on patterns of development that encourage alternatives to the automobile for work and nonwork travel. It summarizes the key relationships between transit and urban form, outlines the role of transit in regional and corridor planning, and discusses the principles and tools for station-area planning and development. The next report uses case studies to determine the public policies and institutions necessary for transit-supportive development to occur. The case studies include three cities with rail systems and three with high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes or exclusive busways. The six case study cities are Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario, Canada; and Curitiba, Brazil.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 242 p.
  • Serial:
    • TCRP Report
    • Issue Number: 16
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1073-4872
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309057221
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project H-1 FY'92
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2004 12:00AM