the transit metropolis l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
The Transit Metropolis PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
The Transit Metropolis

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 11

The Transit Metropolis - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 416 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Transit Metropolis. What is a Transit Metropolis?. Transit metropolis is a region where a ‘workable fit’ exists between transit services and urban form Perhaps compact mixed use development well suited to rail Perhaps flexible bus services well suited to dispersed development

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'The Transit Metropolis' - richard_edik


Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
what is a transit metropolis
What is a Transit Metropolis?
  • Transit metropolis is a region where a ‘workable fit’ exists between transit services and urban form
  • Perhaps compact mixed use development well suited to rail
  • Perhaps flexible bus services well suited to dispersed development
  • Viewed as a paradigm for sustainable regional development
types of transit metropolises
Types of Transit Metropolises
  • Adaptive Cities- transit oriented cities that have invested in rail systems to guide urban growth and achieve larger societal objectives
  • Such as preserving open space, producing affordable housing in rail served communities
  • All feature compact mixed use suburban communities and new towns concentrated around rail nodes
  • Examples: Stockholm, Tokyo, Singapore and Copenhagen
types of transit metropolises4
Types of Transit Metropolises
  • Adaptive Transit- places that have accepted spread out low density patterns of growth
  • Seek to appropriately adapt transit services and new technologies to these environments
  • Karlsruhe (dual track systems); Adelaide (track guided buses) and Mexico City (small vehicle entrepreneurial services)
types of transit metropolises5
Types of Transit Metropolises
  • Strong Core Cities- integrating transit and urban development within a more confined central city context
  • Provide integrated tram services around mixed traffic tram and light rail system
  • Trams designed into streetscapes and coexist with pedestrian and bicycle traffic
  • Examples: Zurich and Melbourne
types of transit metropolises6
Types of Transit Metropolises
  • Hybrid:adaptive cities and adaptive transit
  • Create workable balance between concentrating development along main line transit corridors and adapting transit to serve their spread out suburbs and exurbs
  • Munich-heavy rail trunk line services, light rail and conventional bus services have strengthened central city while also serving suburban growth axes
forming the transit metropolis complementary demand side approaches
Forming the Transit Metropolis: Complementary Demand Side Approaches
  • Transportation Demand Management- aims to make more efficient use of transport resources already in place by shifting demand (to carpools) or eliminate trips (telecommuting); inefficient parking space- more efficient management; parking availability dissuades use of public transit
forming the transit metropolis complementary demand side approaches8
Forming the Transit Metropolis: Complementary Demand Side Approaches
  • Restraints on Automobile Use- ‘traffic calming’ –local streets belong to residents- barriers, etc
  • Banning traffic from downtown areas
  • License plate will determine when auto can enter the CBD
forming the transit metropolis complementary demand side approaches9
Forming the Transit Metropolis: Complementary Demand Side Approaches
  • Regulation of Auto Performance- improve performance rather than attempt to change travel behavior
  • Re-engineer cars to improve fuel efficiency (GM, etc and move to hybrid vehicles)
  • Lower emissions- Clean Air Act
forming the transit metropolis complementary demand side approaches10
Forming the Transit Metropolis: Complementary Demand Side Approaches
  • Setting the Right Prices- Proper pricing eliminates the need for heavy handed controls over car use and public intervention into private land markets
  • Congestion fees, carbon taxes and parking surcharges
  • Higher motoring fees –will people over time move closer to jobs and transit stops to economize on travel?
  • Elitist view and unrealistic to charge more??
forming the transit metropolis complementary supply side approaches
Forming the Transit Metropolis: Complementary Supply Side Approaches
  • Advanced Technologies- GPS systems to avoid congestion spots and eliminate need to travel; smart roadways-automatically adjust traffic signals
  • Telecommunications- e-commerce and virtual shopping
  • Nonmotorized transport- bicycle facilities and provisions