This paper describes the critical features of crime prevention through environmentl design. Traditionally, public safety and security has been achieved in transit agencies through deployment of personnel i.e., staffing the security and safety departments to provide surveillance of facilities, stations and day to day operations. This paper addresses only facility and equipment design features. These features are imperative for crime prevention in a transit environment and include: facility and structural design; landscape design; lighting; fencing; protective covers and coating materials; security hardware; close circuit television and monitoring equipment; public address systems; passenger emergency communication systems; gas detection systems; motion detectors; alarm systems; electronic car readers/access systems; ticket vending machines; photo enforcement; 4 quadrant gates; and wayside intrusion detection systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transportation Association

    1201 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC    20005
  • Authors:
    • Francis, R
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 239-243

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00766391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1999 12:00AM