SOME AESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS IN LIGHT RAIL DESIGN

Concern over the visual impacts of LRT remains one of the obstacles to a more general acceptance of the mode. Nor is this concern unjustified; for often, in the past, once a project had been approved, scant attention was paid by transit engineers to the appearance of LRT overhead and trackway. Yet all the fixed elements of LRT, trackway, overhead, and stations, are amenable to visual improvement if some of the principles of visual design, widely used in other fields, are applied. This paper outlines and illustrates some of the concepts that lie behind the installation of visually satisfactory and operationally functional LRT facilities, and suggests that closer coordination is needed between technical specialists and urban designers. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 17-22
  • Monograph Title: Planning and design of rapid transit facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026911
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM