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Transportation for Livable Cities

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ISBN-10: 0882851616

ISBN-13: 9780882851617

Edition: 1999

Authors: Vukan Vuchic

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List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/31/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 378
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Popular low-density suburbs are served efficiently by car
In high-density areas, congestion limits efficiency of cars
Rapid growth of cities--a worldwide problem
Pedestrian streets in older towns enhance their livability
Superbly designed urban highways can serve low-density suburbs, but not urban cores, due to their large space consumption
Modern traffic engineering can promote integration of cars, bicycles, and pedestrians
High-capacity radial freeway
Highway congestion results in increased costs and wasted time
Pedestrian traffic: a basic element of urban livability
Shopping malls are pedestrian havens
Design of shopping malls for auto access only prevents their interaction with surrounding areas
Bicycle paths designed on sidewalks operate efficiently in many European cities
Federal laws--ISTEA and TEA-21--have stimulated construction of bikeways in U.S. cities
Freeways--category A highways--serve major corridors in large cities
Compact metro stations fit well into centers of cities, but freeway interchanges occupy large areas
Category B rights-of-way are often street medians used by LRT
Metro systems have high performance due to exclusive ROW
Houston uses many bus and HOV lanes for commuter transit services
Congestion defeats mobility of cars and traps transit vehicles
Comparison of street area taken by 69 passengers traveling by car and by bus
Towing advertising trailers through congested streets: huge social (congestion) cost is not charged to the user
The more accommodations for the car are provided, the less attractive the city is for people
At the height of car accommodation during the 1960s, car parks flooded cities
Los Angeles
Vienna
Improved highway design for urban areas
Initial design of I-95 in Philadelphia separated city from the river
Redesigned highway enables Old City access to the river
Rapid transit allows car users to park in suburbs and ride trains to city
New LRT systems have created efficient bus-rail intermodal networks
Construction of "Add-a-lane" and a wide, paved divider defeated lane designation as "2+ HOV" in Hartford
Demand for more freeway lanes continues to grow
Taming traffic in center city
Shopping street Zeil in Frankfurt was heavily congested
The same street after it became a pedestrian mall
Intermodal solution in Karlsruhe
Light rail transit on pedestrian street
The same LRT train on railway tracks
Street design for cars and pedestrians in a green environment
Pedestrian area with transit in the center of Hannover
Soundwalls reduce negative impacts of major freeways on their surroundings
Many cities design intermodal systems to encourage use of bicycles and transit
Excessive reliance on cars led to construction of six roadways with 18 lanes in a major corridor
Attractive landscaping along roadsides and interchanges in Seattle
Freeway ramp control is an efficient method to improve utilization of highways
The Area Licensing Scheme is a simple and effective method of preventing CBD congestion
Street design provides for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians
Traffic taming is employed for a pedestrian crossing on a state high-way that traverses the town center
Pedestrian zone served directly by transit
Diversity of light rail transit: high-speed line has a CBD distribution on streets
Careful desing of details enhances livability of cities
Intermodal system: pedestrians, cars, and buses
Coordinated land-use and transportation planning: high densities around metro stations