AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE/MULTI-USER VEHICLE SYSTEM STUDY. TECHNICAL APPENDIX: BOSTON AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE STUDY
The report examines a proposal for an auto restricted zone (ARZ) and revised circulation patterns in downtown Boston. In the City of Boston, the main problems can be summarized as congestion, conflict of pedestrian and traffic, and confusion, rather than a lack of basic vitality. This study seeks to remedy the current imbalance of pedestrian versus auto use, and to reduce the prevailing congestion in the older downtown. The objective is not to eliminate vehicles, but to promote a more appropriate balance in the use of public spaces, which would enhance the long-range economic future as well as the environment of the downtown area. The need to eliminate these problems, to create an appropriate environment for the existing or potential activities, and to improve connections among major activity areas are the basic factors for an Urban Design Plan. The goal for undertaking this proposed ARZ plan is to encourage the continued physical and economic revitalization of downtown Boston.
- Prepared in cooperation with Cambridge Systematics, Inc., MA., Moore-Heder Architects, Cambridge, MA., and Kearney (A. T.), Inc., Chicago, IL. See also PB-286316, and PB-286318. Also available in set of 9 reports PC E20, PB-286 312-SET.
Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, IncorporatedCambridge, MA USA
Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA USA 02140
Moore-Header Architects806 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA USA 02118
Kearney (AT) and Company, Incorporated100 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL USA 60606
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Research, Development and Demonstration
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Herald, W S
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 155 p.
- TRT Terms: Beautification; Central business districts; City planning; Control; Design; Economic benefits; Highway traffic; Land use; Parking facilities; Pedestrian areas; Pedestrian vehicle interface; Pedestrians; Public land; Traffic conflicts; Traffic congestion; Travel demand; Urban areas; Urban renewal; Urban transportation; Vehicles; Zoning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Congestion
- Geographic Terms: Massachusetts
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00186090
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0042-78-5Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1057
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM