THE LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN PEOPLE MOVER

Joint development within the context of the Los Angeles Downtown People Mover refers to the physical integration of transit service with adjacent land-use developments. Joint development strategies offer several benefits. They can ensure both good access to new developments and more efficient use of transit systems. They can increase the opportunities for improved station design; they can capture resutling increases in land value and channel these financial gains for use in financing transit services. These joint development benefits, it is noted, depend upon several factors: Station location should be within economically healthy areas, there should be sufficient land area to achieve joint development strategies and, there is an advantage to the simultaneous design of transit service and site development. The Los Angeles People Mover satisfies these major conditions, and in addition introduces further joint development stragegies by strategic location and linkage of off-site parking with new developemnts. If operating today the people mover would provide service to about 1000 businesses within a 5 minute walk of the proposed eleven stations. Joint development opportunities are significant not just because they can be achieved in downtown but because they can be replicated in other activity centers throughtout the city.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency

    727 West 7th Street, Suite 400
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90017
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM