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Transport as a Tool for Urban Design Problems, Better Processes, Best Practices Urban Transportation Planning MIT Course 1.252j/11.380j Fall 2002 Mikel Murga, MIT Research Associate October 11, 2001
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2 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 Transport as a Tool for Urban Design ! Transport and Land Uses ! Problems ! Solutions ! Best Practices
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3 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 Transport and Land Uses ! Let us design a new freeway… ! Present traffic on existing roads? ! Design speed? Desired LOS? Budget? ! But… ! How many new dwellings will be built nearby? ! How many office bldgs? Technology parks? ! How many parking places are needed? ! What size for the new shopping center? ! ………?? ! From road builders to urban planners!
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4 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 Transport and Land Uses ! Thanks to J.Kenworthy and F. Laube – “The Millennium Cities. Data base for Sustainable Transport” sponsored by the UITP, we know that some parameters are very critical
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5 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 Urban Density is critical… Source ISTP-UITP
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6 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 The higher the density, the higher… … the percentage of sustainable modes U.S.A. Western Europe
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7 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 Job density is also a critical parameter As Joel Garreau says (The Edge Cities), when the president moves to the suburbs, he takes the office along Source ISTP-UITP
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8 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 Percentage of non-motorized trips … correlated with density and mixed uses Source ISTP-UITP
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9 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 The automobile will govern if… Source ISTP-UITP
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10 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 Economic efficiency Source ISTP-UITP
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11 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 The cost of a balanced system Economic sustainability U.S.A. Western Europe
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Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2002 Day 6 The high price of road fatalities U.S.A. Western Europe.
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