WIT Press

Urban Oases: Dealing With Densities, And A Role For Affordable APM Shuttles And Loops

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT980081

Volume

36

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,109 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

R. Warren

Abstract

This paper reviews the spacial, financial, and environmental costs of car parking, and the forcing effect of these factors on urban sprawl. As a means of containing sprawl, it projects the concentration of new growth within compact new residentially-based, pedestrian-zoned and landscaped communities, based upon infrastructures of short-range automated guideway transit, or peoplemovers (APMs). The advantages of this localized approach to APM deployment are seen as technical simplicity, economy, and the advancement of the more compact use of land. Further simplification of APM technologies is urged, in order that their wider affordability and urban deployment may be realized. Densities of development: their global impact As automobile-dependent urban sprawl has developed in the twentieth century, it has e

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