The first part of this report addresses the question of whether multi-activity clustering is the emergent land use pattern. One urban area, Atlanta, Georgia, is examined. The purpose of the analysis reported in part I is to see if concentrations that are not so easily visible are emerging. The second part of the report starts from the premise that such localized clustering exists, but that the clusters are less concentrated than is desirable or possible. The study examines how the excessvie spreading of high intensity activities, such as stores and offices, along arterial frontage came about, and how this spreading-out can be reduced. The study findings contain some significant implications for metropolitan transportation and development planning. One is that the conventional orientation of high-speed, high capacity transit towards a single core makes sense. The expansion of the area of intensive development indicates another possible transportation need. A high-frequency, short-haul public transit distribution system, one that could be insulated from competition with private autos for congested street space, is considered to be very desirable. In this research, three forms of analysis were used: Factor and principal component analysis, regression analysis, computer map analysis. The computer mapping was found to be more informative, convincing and interpretable. It also gave very useful spatial information to guide intial strategy development for transit.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was made possible through the support of DOT, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Florida State University, Tallahassee

    Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32306-2280
  • Authors:
    • Fredland, D R
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-FL-11-0003
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1981 12:00AM