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Urban Design Philosophies and PRT

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Overview of potential functions of Personalised Rapid Transit (PRT) systems and how PRT can be integrated into existing urban areas.

Overview of potential functions of Personalised Rapid Transit (PRT) systems and how PRT can be integrated into existing urban areas.

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  • 1. Urban Design Philosophies and PRT Richard Crappsley Colin Buchanan 22 August 2008
  • 2. Influencing factors Factors that influence design: 1. Type of system (e.g. ULTra, Vectus, Skyweb Express) 2. Anticipated role and function of PRT 3. Context • Urban form • Land uses • Townscape • Character • Heritage • Landscape • Environmental considerations
  • 3. Function of PRT • Functions: – Park & Ride – Campus, business park – Commercial / freight movement – Edge of town expansion – Town centre network – Local network, connecting into PT hubs and network – Intra-suburban / semi-rural hinterland
  • 4. Park & Ride
  • 5. Town centre
  • 6. Edge of town
  • 7. Local networks
  • 8. Intra-suburban / semi-rural Supermarket
  • 9. PRT networks Complete intra- urban networks Fast inter-urban networks?
  • 10. PRT timeline? Park & Ride Heathrow 2009 Campus, business park Commercial / freight movement Local network Town centre / district network Daventry 2012? Edge of town expansion Intra-suburban / semi-rural Complete intra-urban network ???
  • 11. Design considerations • System considerations: – Safety – Security – Accessibility – Sustainability – Aesthetics • Contextual factors • Human behaviour
  • 12. Contextual factors • Visual intrusion • Noise • Severance • Spatial requirements • Historic townscape / sensitive landscape Partially address through: • Different guideway arrangements
  • 13. Guideway sections At-grade Elevated
  • 14. Guideway sections In cutting
  • 15. Guideway sections In tunnel
  • 16. Guideway Sections Partial elevation
  • 17. Guideway sections Embankment
  • 18. Stations • Station arrangements: – At-grade – Below ground – Elevated – In building • Potential for ‘high street spur’?
  • 19. High Street Stations Pedestrian Main PRT network crossing points Pedestrianised high street Slower at-grade spur serving high street Bus-stop / taxi rank style stops
  • 20. Replacement of Modes Growth of Mobility in France. Distance Travelled per Day per Capita (Grubler, 1990) 100,000 10,000 Buses & Car Rail TGV Air Two-wheeler Horses Metres 1,000 Waterways Rail 2 Wheelers Cars & Buses All modes All modes Trend Buses & Car Air Horses 100 TGVs Rail Waterways 10 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000
  • 21. Replacement of Modes • Replacing another PT mode entirely • Replacing car trips So… • Potential to re-allocate road space • Environmental improvements from traffic reduction
  • 22. Reallocation of road space Typical urban road Bus lane
  • 23. Reallocation of road space PRT at-grade PRT stop
  • 24. Reallocation of road space PRT elevated PRT stop
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  • 33. Design details • Design details: – Form / structures – Colour – Lighting – Materials
  • 34. Form Stations, guideway structure
  • 35. Colour Vehicle livery Columns, guideway
  • 36. Light Stations, guideway structure
  • 37. Broad Principles 1. Role / function (may be more than one) 2. Context and applicability (may vary along route) 3. Re-allocation of road space 4. Attention to details