URBAN TRANSPORTATION AND NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION

During the past decade neighborhood preservation has become an integral component of urban programs to preserve older cities as desirable residential locations. The purpose of this report/analysis is to increase the understanding of the relationship between transportation and neighborhood preservation. The materials upon which it is based include general literature on transportation and the history of cities and three specific studies undertaken as part of this project. Two of the studies are detailed transportation studies of neighborhoods in Baltimore and Pittsburgh--neighborhoods typical of those with stabilization and preservation programs. The third study is a national survey of neighborhood-oriented organizations, including community groups, church organizations, senior citizens and social clubs, regarding transportation related problems and their identification and resolution. Major problems identified herein are: streets in poor repair, insufficient parking; excessive through traffic; a lack of transportation for the elderly and those without automobiles. Questionnaire returns of 104 leaders of neighborhood organizations revealed that the most common and major problems encountered include: streets not repaired (49%); not enough off-street parking (49%); traffic passing through neighborhood (41%); streets not cleaned (41%); parking for residents (40%); and transportation for elderly (39%). This report states that an important role for UMTA, regional and city transportation agencies is to be sure that recent programs such as on-street parking to neighborhood residents be rigorously evaluated and information on successful programs be disseminated widely. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Related reports: "Guidelines for Undertaking a Neighborhood Transportation Needs Assessment," UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-1; "Pittsburgh's Central Northside Neighborhood: A Transportation Case Study," UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-3; "Baltimore's Hollins Park Neighborhood: Transportation Case Study," UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Transportation Studies Center, Department of Civil Engineering
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Authors:
    • Bish, R L
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-2Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1982 12:00AM