Multiple Use of City Transportation Corridor

by Harry R. Powell, Owner; Harry R. Powell and Assoc., Seattle, WA,
F. G. Alden, Assoc.; Harry R. Powell and Assoc., Seattle, WA,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pg. 633-643

Document Type: Journal Paper


The freeway or transportation corridor has become known as the despoiler of the cities. Concurrent with the demand for improved transportation, there is a new emphasis on environmental quality which makes it imperative that the freeway be reconsidered to determine what can be done to satisfy all requirements. No longer can the highway through a city be an intruder. It must complement and enhance the city. Transportation corridors planned for multiple use enhance the urban environment. Suggested approaches include roadways combined with shops, parks, promenades, residence, parking, recreation areas, and office buildings. The esthetics and functions of total urban living requirements are presented. Transportation corridors in Toronto, New York City, Milwaukee, Edinburgh, and Tokyo are reviewed and illustrated.

Subject Headings: Highways and roads | Transportation corridors | Environmental issues | Parks | Parking facilities | Recreational facilities | Commercial buildings | Aesthetics | United States | Toronto | Ontario | Canada | New York City | New York | Wisconsin | Scotland

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