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.
- Compendium of Technical Papers of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at the Fourth World Transportation Engineers Conference, Mexico City, October 2-6, 1977.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- LaPlante, J N
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 611-618
- TRT Terms: Bus priority; Bus transportation; Central business districts; City planning; Highway capacity; Parking regulations; Pedestrian malls; Rapid transit; Shopping centers; Traffic control; Transportation; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00188021
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM