Transportation Centers

by Wilbur S. Smith,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 1, Pg. 19-30

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A keystone to an urban transportation balance would be a coordinated system of terminals or transportation centers that enhance rather than impede the efficient functioning of the urban transport system. The transportation center attempts to depict a basic concept of efficient travel-mode interchange that has been embodied, to varying degrees, in comprehensive urban transportation planning. The functional objective of such a center is to provide simple, direct, convenient, safe, comfortable, fast, and economical opportunities to accomplish a desired change of travel mode. A careful evaluation of the needs for urban transportation centers in the light of the individual total urban transport plan will achieve a balanced system, with capacity to meet future needs in an economically feasible, efficient, and convenient manner.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Travel modes | Economic factors | Interchanges | Safety | Transportation management | Light (artificial) |

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