AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE/MULTI-USER VEHICLE SYSTEM STUDY. VOLUME III. AUTO RESTRICTED ZONES: PLANS FOR FIVE CITIES

The report discusses the application of some of the auto restricted zones (ARZ) techniques to downtown areas of five U.S. cities: Boston; Burlington; Memphis; Providence; and Tucson. While these cities were not selected as being representative samples of American cities, they do cover a wide range of sizes and conditions and have many characteristics which are shared by other cities. This shows the adaptability of the ARZ concept to different conditions and reinforces the conclusion that city size is not critical to ARZ success and that complete prohibition of traffic is not the only option. In each city, the approach of the ARZ planning team was keyed to local plans and problems. Emphasis was on tailoring an ARZ plan to each specific urban environment rather than imposing a preselected strategy. The process began with a systematic examination of the existing downtown infrastructure and current plans and projects already underway were also assessed for impact toward ARZ planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Cambridge Systematics, Inc., MA., and Moore-Heder Architects, Cambridge, MA. See also Volume 2, PB-286314, and Volume 4, PB-286316. Also available in set of 9 reports PC E20, PB-286 312-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Moore-Header Architects

    806 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02118

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research, Development and Demonstration
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Herald, W S
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 257 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0042-78-3Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1057
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM