TRANSIT SAFETY AND SECURITY: A DESIGN FRAMEWORK

The study is an analysis of transit crime data for the Southern California region. It examines safety and security deficiencies in transit design and recommends ways in which they can be ameliorated. The study contains the following: (1) development of security and safety objectives in the operation of major transit systems, (2) assessment of crime patterns and safety problems for selected regional transit corridors, (3) examination of the effectiveness of crime prevention by physical design of transit facilities, and (4) development of a reference document for safety and security design criteria in transit facilities. Some specific design areas examined include the following: park-and-ride facilities, parking structures; site planning and landscaping; illumination levels; passenger boarding safety; subway and elevated systems; station visibility; closure and monitoring; traffic and parking criteria; and the special needs of the elderly and handicapped.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., and California State Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern California Association of Governments

    Criminal Justic Planning Department
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90005

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1981 12:00AM