American Society of Civil Engineers


Traffic safety of a ”Three Dimensional Future City”


by Xiujuan Chu, (China University of Mining and Technology, Resources and Safety Engineering college04-1, Beijing, 100083), Li Bian, (China University of Mining and Technology, Resources and Safety Engineering college04-1, Beijing, 100083), Xuewei Zhou, (China University of Mining and Technology, Resources and Safety Engineering college04-1, Beijing, 100083), Yan Fu, (China University of Mining and Technology, Resources and Safety Engineering college04-1, Beijing, 100083), and Qingxue Zhang, (China University of Mining and Technology, Resources and Safety Engineering college04-1, Beijing, 100083)

pp. 211-216, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40932(246)35)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2007
Abstract: The paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of a city with traditional planar traffic mode. After the analysis of the main factors influenced a city’s traffic, a suggestion of building part of a city’s functional constructions underground is put forward to realize the idea of "Three Dimension (3-D)" in a future city. The problems of a future city include large population, traffic congestion, high working productivity, and social intensivism. Supported by high technology, it is necessary for a city to be developed from 2-D to 3-D in order to meet developing demands of human beings. It is also important to make effective use of a city’s resource of space to improve the life quality and increase the preventive ability of disasters. Therefore, we strongly recommend a city to make effective use of its underground space, and construct a 3-D zoological city hinged on traffic.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Traffic safety
Urban development
Underground structures