The revitalization of central cities has been recognized by both Federal and State governments as an important national objective. Earlier programs that concentrated on central business districts are now being joined by programs which reflect the government's increasing concern with the various subareas of the central city. The Hollins Park Transportation Study is a small but comprehensive analysis of the transportation facilities that serve the Hollins Park neighborhood and identifies the transportation problems that the residents face. The information presented was obtained from various city agencies, and also from visits to the neighborhood to collect data on parking regulations, location of vacant lots and parking lots, and other information which is presented in Appendix A. A Home Interview Survey was conducted in the neighborhood and 151 families were interviewed. An analysis of streets, public transit, and alternative transportation services was also undertaken. The information obtained concerned the residents' travel patterns, automobile ownership and usage, bus and taxi usage as well as any other available forms of transportation and information concerning the quality of life and residential desirability of the neighborhood. A summary of the survey results are presented in Section IV, and the complete survey is presented in Appendix B of this report. The transportation problems identified in this study which affect the quality of life in the neighborhood are: parking problems; bus scheduling; transportation for the elderly and handicapped; and noise on Lombard Street. It is suggested that City government work with neighborhood organizations in order to solve these problems. /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 neighborhood: A Transportation Case Study," UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-3; and "Urban Transportation and Neighborhood Preservation," UMTA-MD-11-000-79-2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MD-11-0003-79-4Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM