AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE/MULTI-USER VEHICLE SYSTEM STUDY. TECHNICAL APPENDIX: MEMPHIS AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE STUDY
The report presents analysis, data and supplementary information developed in the preparation of the Memphis auto restricted zone (ARZ) Demonstration Plan. The general approach of the ARZ study has centered on the identification and development of opportunities existing in U.S. cities for a reorientation to transit and pedestrian travel. Much of that opportunity is defined by characteristics of the vehicular and pedestrian networks and the traffic that uses them. The circulation framework that is eventually developed as a principal element of the ARZ plan requires coordination in the reallocation of street space among transit riders, pedestrians, auto users, and goods movements. The approach taken in planning the circulation framework for the Memphis ARZ was somewhat different than that used in the other cities. Memphis had recently implemented a major change in its downtown circulation system by closing ten blocks and creating the Mid-America Mall. The Mall is active at midday during the week, but the evenings and weekends are quiet. Given the density, auto orientation, and customary use patterns of its citizens, the downtown is not likely to benefit from major street closings or changes in traffic patterns. However, selective and modest additions could extend the Mall to a larger district, provide better facilities for the now disadvantaged transit riders, and encourage development projects that could improve street environment and support conversion of now-vacant buildings.
- Prepared in cooperation with Cambridge Systematics, Inc., MA., Moore-Heder Architects, Cambridge, MA., and Kearney (A. T.), Inc., Chicago, IL. See also PB-286318, and PB-283320. 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
Kearney (AT) and Company, Incorporated100 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL United States 60606
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Research, Development and Demonstration
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Herald, W S
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 184 p.
- TRT Terms: Central business districts; City planning; Highway traffic; Highway transportation; Parking facilities; Pedestrian areas; Pedestrian malls; Pedestrians; Public transit; Shopping centers; Traffic; Traffic control; Transportation planning; Travel demand; Urban areas; Urban transportation; Vehicles; Zoning
- Geographic Terms: Tennessee
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00186092
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0042-78-7Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1057
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM