TRANSPORTATION INNOVATIONS IN CHICAGO'S CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

The City of Chicago is now in the process of implementing a major anti-pollution and transit improvement program in the City's CBD. An exciting aspect of the current City plan is the nine-block State Street Transit Mall through the heart of the CBD. This Mall will upgrade public transportation by speeding up bus movements, providing bus shelters, and adding escalators to the subway; it will improve the pedestrian environment, and it will provide an economic stimulus to State Street businesses. The on-street parking restrictions required by the EPA Transportation Control Plan will increase the capacity and efficiency of eight east-west streets crossing the Mall and the north-south one-way pair paralleling State Street, thus providing the additional capacity necessary to handle the traffic diverted from the Mall. All of these improvements are tied into a broader overall Central Area plan.

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  • Pagination: p. 611-618

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM