AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE/MULTI-USER VEHICLE SYSTEM STUDY. TECHNICAL APPENDIX: PROVIDENCE AUTO RESTRICTED ZONE STUDY
The report presents technical analysis, data and supplementary information developed in the preparation of the Providence auto restricted zone (ARZ) demonstration plan. Several existing urban design factors are critical to assess the potential for an ARZ in Providence: pedestrian environment; connections between downtown districts; quality of transit environment; historical quality and development potential; quality of economic environment; and management of public spaces. These issues are discussed in the text and the urban design proposals address these as problems that the ARZ should help resolve. The city built a shopping mall, which was intended to compete with the increasing number of suburban shopping centers and to reestablish the downtown as the activity center of the city. However, while pedestrian volumes still remain high, several stores on the mall have closed. This trend suggests that the downtown may need solutions other than just pedestrianization. Several plans and developments that relate to the ARZ study have been proposed or are being prepared. The city has advanced proposals to expand the mall along with a major rehabilitation of its existing ARZ. This report addresses these proposals and the feasibility of creating a major expanded ARZ in the downtown.
- Prepared in cooperation with Cambridge Systematics, Inc., MA., Moore-Heder Architects, Cambridge, MA., and Kearney (A. T.), Inc., Chicago, IL. See also PB-286321. 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: 207 p.
- TRT Terms: Central business districts; City planning; Economic benefits; Highway traffic; Historic preservation; Pedestrian areas; Pedestrian malls; Pedestrians; Public transit; Shopping centers; Traffic control; Urban areas; Urban renewal; Urban transportation; Vehicles; Zoning
- Geographic Terms: Rhode Island
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; History; Operations and Traffic Management; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00186093
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0042-78-8Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1057
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM