The report examines a proposal for the preparation of an auto restricted zone (ARZ) in Tucson. In order to revitalize the downtown, the City plans include reinforcement of the public transit system, construction of a major private office building and a public library, studies for rehabilitation of in-town historic residential neighborhoods, and attempts to attract new residential development downtown. The revitalization has made considerable progress, but has not yet succeeded in the critical area of attracting people downtown or keeping workers there for other activities. The government center and the financial district are active during the work day, but are deserted in the evenings; the new Civic Center is underused; and the shopping areas are declining. In considering an ARZ for Tucson, the main questions that had to be answered were whether it could help in overcoming downtown's negative image, in attracting and keeping people there, in unifying and clarifying the new and old districts, and in creating economic activity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Cambridge Systematics, Inc., MA., Moore-Heder Architects, Cambridge, MA., and Kearney (A. T.), Inc., Chicago, IL. See also Volume 1, PB-286313, and PB-286320. Also available in set of 9 reports PC E20, PB-286 312-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Moore-Header Architects

    806 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02118

    Kearney (AT) and Company, Incorporated

    100 South Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research, Development and Demonstration
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Herald, W S
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 162 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0042-78-9Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1057
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM