A Study and Review of the Problem of Passenger Transportation in Philadelphia by a Unified System of Lines; An Analysis of the Plans Proposed for Its Solution with Suggested Methods for Their Improvement
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...This makes clear the reason for recommending the modified plan by which the Eighth Street district is reached by the shortest route (via Ridge Avenue) and for using Walnut Street instead of Locust Street as a suitable connection for the Parkway Line in accordance with principles laid down. The stations on the modified routes will be located so as to adequately provide for the traffic as estimated above. (See Map No. 2.) These figures also make clear the great amount of congestion which will be produced at Eighth and Market Streets and at the Broad Street Stations near City Hall. They emphasize the necessity for a wider street at Eighth Street, especially more sidewalk width and show the great desirability of separating the City Hall and Chestnut Street Stations as this plan contemplates. (See Map No. 7.) The following is an extract from a paper entitled "Transportation and City Planning," presented by Milo R. Maltbie, Public Service Commissioner, New York City, at the Fifth National Conference on City Planning, held in Chicago, May 5th to 7th, 1913: " There are several principles of considerable importance. In The First Place, Terminals Should Be ElimInated SO FAR AS POSSIBLE. THEY ARE COSTLY TO ACQUIRE, EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN, AND INCREASE RATHER THAN DECREASE CONGESTION. So FAR AS POSSIBLE, THE LINES SHOULD BE OPERATED THROUGH A CITY AND NOT TERMINATE THEREIN." The following is an extract from a paper published in the January, 1914, issue of "The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science," entitled, "relation BeTween Transit And Housing," by John P. Fox, Secretary of the Transit Committee of The City Club of New York: --" For Philadelphia, Broad street should be made the...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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