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.
- 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.
Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, IncorporatedCambridge, MA United States
Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA United States 02140
Moore-Header Architects806 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02118
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Research, Development and Demonstration
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Herald, W S
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 257 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Central business districts; City planning; Control; Highway transportation; Infrastructure; Pedestrian areas; Pedestrians; Transportation planning; Urban areas; Urban transportation; Vehicles; Zoning
- Geographic Terms: Arizona; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Tennessee; United States; Vermont
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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