STREETS FOR PEDESTRAINS AND TRANSIT: EXAMPLES OF TRANSIT MALLS IN THE UNITED STATES

This Transit Malls Site Report is intended to acquaint the planning community with the concept of transit malls and to provide information about several of the most important and interesting transit mall projects to a wider audience. Details of six transit malls are presented, based on interviews, site inspections, and available written data. This report contains the following elements: site descriptions including general geographic and demographic conditions; general traffic/transit characteristics; description of project streets before and after the malls including design characteristics, traffic/transit/pedestrian use, and funding; and project histories. Where availble, results such as indicators of transportation service and economic impact are presented. A second report that is more analystical in nature is being prepared. It seeks to quantify the potential benefits and disbenefits of transit malls and identify the circumstances which justify their construction. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Koffman, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 181 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-7711Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1081
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM