Planning for Memphis Medical Center Traffic and Parking

by Wm. H. Claire, (F.ASCE), Dir. of Urban Renewal; Harland Bartholomew and Assoc., Memphis, TN,
Randall A. P. Johnson, Dir. of Planning; Memphis Housing Authority, Memphis, TN,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pg. 51-62

Document Type: Journal Paper


Good health goes far toward good living and medical centers help maintain good health. Medical center often have grown rapidly and need planning to guide that growth. Part of the planning includes traffic and parking in a systems engineering approach to solving problems of growth. Planning for the Memphis Medical Center is a case in point. Essential to a smooth functioning medical center system are buildings, water, electricity, and the like, and adequate traffic and parking facilities. Within 50 yrs the 60 or so medical centers will reach a total of 100 or more. Now is the time to prepare for these expanding and new medical centers.

Subject Headings: Health care facilities | Traffic management | Parking facilities | Systems engineering | Electrical systems | Hydro power | Electric power | Water transportation

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