TRANSIT PLANNING: A MANUAL

THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TO DEVELOP A MANUAL FOR THE HORTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ENVIRONMENTS IN ORDER TO ENVISION AN URBAN LANDSCAPE OF THE FUTURE AND UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO SOFTEN THAT SCENE BY THE INTRODUCTION OF NATURAL PLANT ELEMENTS. THE INTENTION OF THE PROJECT IS TO SHOW THAT VARIOUS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ENVIRONMENTS IN URBAN AREAS COULD LOOK MORE ATTRACTIVE AND FUNCTION MORE EFFICIENTLY BY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO ECOLOGICAL AND HORTICULTURAL FACTORS. VARIOUS LANDSCAPES ARE INTRODUCED IN WHICH HIGHLY RELIABLE, ALL-SEASON PLANTS WOULD BE A PRIME CONTRIBUTOR TO THE DESIGN. THERE IS ALSO A GUIDE WHICH WOULD ENABLE TRANSIT PLANNERS ANYWHERE IN THE NATION TO MAKE A BETTER SELECTION OF PLANTING MATERIALS FOR THEIR PARTICULAR REGION SO THAT MATERIALS ONCE CHOSEN WOULD PROVIDE AN ASSURANCE OF SUCCESSFUL AND ECONOMICAL MAINTENANCE. THIS MANUAL IS ALSO INTENDED TO STRENGTHEN CITIZEN SUPPORT AND STIMULATE LOCAL ACTION AIMED AT "GREENING UP" URBAN ENVIRONMENTS. JUDGMENTS ON THE SUITBAILITY OF SPECIFIC PLANTS IN SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS ARE BASED ON ECOLOGICAL ADAPTABILITY, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT SUCH FACTORS AS CLIMATE, THE PLANT'S ABILITY TO RESIST POLLUTION, AND THE AMOUNT OF CARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THE SPECIFIC PLANT. BESIDES AN ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL ZONES, AND ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF PLANTS ACCORDING TO SCIENTIFIC AND COMMON NAMES, SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO BUS STOPS, SUBURBAN TERMINALS AND DOWNTOWN STATIONS. TREES ARE ANALYZED ACCORDING TO SIZE, GROWTH RATE, SHAPE, FEATURES SUCH AS SHADE, FLOWERS OR ORNAMENTAL VALUE, POSSIBILITIES OF TRAINING TO A LARGE SCHRUB, AND TYPES OF SOIL REQIRED. ALSO DISCUSSED IN A LIKE VEIN ARE SHRUBS, GROUND COVERS AND INTERIOR PLANTS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • GRANT DOT-UT-619 UMTA-VA-06-0006-73-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Horticultural Society

    2401 Calvert Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20008
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1974 12:00AM