ACTIVITY CENTER CIRCULATION: THE COMPETITION BETWEEN AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT AND PEDESTRIANIZATION

This paper demonstrates why automated guideway transit (AGT) circulation systems should only be installed in those activity centers which are extensive enough that a large proportion of their internal trips will be too long to be covered on foot, even when pedestrian amenities are provided. Following a brief review of the essential characteristics of the various types of AGT, the significance of walking as a mode of transportation within compact activity centers is discussed, with emphasis on the competition walking can offer to AGT circulation systems. An analysis which compares the distributions of trip times for walking and AGT trips between the same set of activity center origins and destinations is then described and some of the implications of its results for the planning of activity center circulation systems are explained. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Shladover, Steven E
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 265-278
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM