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1945 - City Of Los Angeles Recommended Program For Improvement Of Transportation And Traffic Facilities In The Metropolitan Area

1945 - City Of Los Angeles Recommended Program For Improvement Of Transportation And Traffic Facilities In The Metropolitan Area

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December, 1945 THE LOS ANGELES PROBLEM
Purpose of Clinic
Basic Information . . . . .
Population . . . . . . . .
Traffic and Transportation Data
Street Traffic . . . . . . .
Need for Public Transportation
Parkways and Rapid Transit .
CHAPTER II
RAPID TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT
Assumptions . . . . . .
Rapid Transit Traffic . . .
Bus Operations on Parkways
Parkway Capacity . . . .
Estimated Parkway Traffic .
All-Bus Operation Impracticable
RAIL RAPID TRANSIT.
Hill Street Station . . .
Sixth and Main Terminal
The Broadway Subway
Equipment . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . .
EXPRESS BUS OPERATION
Recommended Express Bus Routes
BENEFITS . . . . . . .
Time Saving . . . . . . .
OTHER IMPROVEMENTS
Grade Separations .
Pedestrian Concourse
Sidewalk Widening .
Parking Prohibition
Loop Bus Service
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued)
CHAPTER II (Continued)
FINANCING . . .
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RECOMMENDATION FOR
IMMEDIATE ACTION 24
CHAPTER III
Special Characteristics of Los Angeles District 25
Cordon Counts . . . . . . . 25
Requirements of Expressway System 26
Functions of Individual Routes 26
Recommended Classification. . . 27
Studies of Expressway Design . . 27
Connections With Central Business District 28
Movement Within the Downtown District . 30
Effect of Loop Expressways on Street Capacity 30
Terminal Problem . 31
Planning Procedures 32
General Conclusions 32
CHAPTER IV
LOCAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION
IN LOS ANGELES 33
Streetcars 33
Trolley Coaches . . . . 33
Motor Buses . . . . . 34
Downtown Traffic Congestion 34
Underground Delivery Terminal for Streetcar and
Trolley Coaches . . . . . . 35
One-way Streets and Rerouting of Lines 37
Summary . . . . . . . . . . 38
TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued)
APPENDIX
Expressway Program, City of Los Angeles
Recommended Rapid Transit System .
Recommended Rapid Transit System Terminals in the
Central Business District . .. .
Suggested Expressway Transit Stations at Bridges
Relation of Rapid
December, 1945 THE LOS ANGELES PROBLEM
Purpose of Clinic
Basic Information . . . . .
Population . . . . . . . .
Traffic and Transportation Data
Street Traffic . . . . . . .
Need for Public Transportation
Parkways and Rapid Transit .
CHAPTER II
RAPID TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT
Assumptions . . . . . .
Rapid Transit Traffic . . .
Bus Operations on Parkways
Parkway Capacity . . . .
Estimated Parkway Traffic .
All-Bus Operation Impracticable
RAIL RAPID TRANSIT.
Hill Street Station . . .
Sixth and Main Terminal
The Broadway Subway
Equipment . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . .
EXPRESS BUS OPERATION
Recommended Express Bus Routes
BENEFITS . . . . . . .
Time Saving . . . . . . .
OTHER IMPROVEMENTS
Grade Separations .
Pedestrian Concourse
Sidewalk Widening .
Parking Prohibition
Loop Bus Service
PAGE
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21 CI
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued)
CHAPTER II (Continued)
FINANCING . . .
PAGE
. 23
RECOMMENDATION FOR
IMMEDIATE ACTION 24
CHAPTER III
Special Characteristics of Los Angeles District 25
Cordon Counts . . . . . . . 25
Requirements of Expressway System 26
Functions of Individual Routes 26
Recommended Classification. . . 27
Studies of Expressway Design . . 27
Connections With Central Business District 28
Movement Within the Downtown District . 30
Effect of Loop Expressways on Street Capacity 30
Terminal Problem . 31
Planning Procedures 32
General Conclusions 32
CHAPTER IV
LOCAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION
IN LOS ANGELES 33
Streetcars 33
Trolley Coaches . . . . 33
Motor Buses . . . . . 34
Downtown Traffic Congestion 34
Underground Delivery Terminal for Streetcar and
Trolley Coaches . . . . . . 35
One-way Streets and Rerouting of Lines 37
Summary . . . . . . . . . . 38
TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued)
APPENDIX
Expressway Program, City of Los Angeles
Recommended Rapid Transit System .
Recommended Rapid Transit System Terminals in the
Central Business District . .. .
Suggested Expressway Transit Stations at Bridges
Relation of Rapid

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s . c . . .
L I B R A R Y
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Recommended Program for Improve
of
Transportation and Traffic Facilitiesin the Metropolitan Area
DECEMBER, 1945
 
s .c . .T .o.
L I B R A R Y
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
RECOMMENDED PROGRAM
for
IMPROVEMENT
of
TRANSPORTATION and TRAFFIC FACILITIES
Submitted to the
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
By
CONSULTANTS
De Leuw, Cather
&
Company
CHICAGO, ILL.
Harold M. Lewis
NEW YORK, N. Y.
Joe
R.
Ong
CINCINNATI, OHIO
 
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
FLETCHER BOWRON, MAYORTHE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
COUNCILMEN
LELAND S. WARBURTON1st DISTRICTLLOYD G. DAVIES2nd
"
J.WIN AUSTIN3rd
"
HAROLD A. HENRY 4th
"
GEORGE P. CRONK. 5th
"
L.E.TIMBERLAKE. 6th
"
CARL C. RASMUSSEN .7th
"
CHARLES A. ALLEN 8th
"
PARLEY PARKER CHRISTENSEN 9th
"
G. VERNON BENNETT10th
"
HAROLD HARBY . 11th
"
ED. J.DAVENPORT.12th
"
MEADE McCLANAHAN 13th
"
JOHN C. HOLLAND14th
"
GEORGE H. MOORE 15th
"
BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES ANDTRANSPORTATION
DAVID BLUMBERG,
President 
COMMISSIONERS
HENRY M. BURGESONALFRED E.DREWFRANK SIMPSON, JR.ROSS WELCHK CHARLES BEAN,
General Manager and Chief Engineer 
STANLEY M. LANHAM,
Assistant Chief Engineer 

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