Title

TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1985

Subject Area

land use - planning, place - urban, place - cbd, mode - bus, mode - rail, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Urban transportation, Urban renewal, Urban planning, Transportation planning, Transportation industry, Transportation development, Transportation, Transport, Transit, Town planning, Riverfront corridor planning, Retail trade, Rapid transit, Public transit, Planning, Office buildings, New Orleans (Louisiana), Metropolitan area planning, Mass transit, Local transit, Land use, Intracity transportation, Highways, Highway systems, Heavy rail transit, Downtowns, Development, Design, Community planning, City planning, City centers, Central business districts

Abstract

Just as the port and railroad activities have shaped the development of the city, the local transportation system has shaped the city's Central Business District (CBD). This article will examine those transportation-related factors that have shaped office, commercial, and retail development in the New Orleans CBD. In 1957, the Central Area Committee of the Chamber of Commerce helped sponsor the development of "A Prospectus for Revitalizing New Orleans' Central Business District." The basic tenet of the Prospectus was the development of an expressway loop serving the CBD and the various major land uses in the area. Another concept detailed in the Prospectus was that public transit be used to service all land uses in the CBD.