AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE/MULTI-USER VEHICLE SYSTEM STUDY. TECHNICAL APPENDIX: BURLINGTON AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE STUDY
The report examines a proposal for an auto restricted zone (ARZ) for the City of Burlington. The City is faced with increased competition from a proposal for a major suburban shopping mall, as well as internal competition from a recently completed shopping arcade in the downtown area. Such competition pressure has been a primary incentive for local efforts to improve the character of the existing downtown retail area through auto restriction and pedestrian improvements. The increases in the economic health of the City have also created strong pressures for physical change and for improving the quality of public space. This concern has culminated in the current proposal for construction of a 4-block pedestrian mall. A further issue facing the City is the quality of transit facilities in the downtown. Several of Burlington's earlier Urban Design Plans now comprise the main urban design components of the proposed ARZ plan. Four existing characteristics were assessed to test potential of an ARZ. The Urban Design Plan consists of two elements: a circulation framework and a street improvement program. These elements are described in detail in the text.
- Prepared in cooperation with Cambridge Systematics, Inc., MA., Moore-Heder Architects, Cambridge, MA., and Kearney (A. T.), Inc., Chicago, IL. See also PB-283317, and PB-286319. 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: 128 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Beautification; Central business districts; City planning; Economic benefits; Highway traffic; Highway transportation; Land use; Pedestrian areas; Pedestrian malls; Pedestrian vehicle interface; Pedestrians; Shopping centers; Traffic conflicts; Traffic control; Travel demand; Urban areas; Urban transportation; Vehicles; Zoning
- Geographic Terms: Vermont
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00186091
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0042-78-6Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1057
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM