Distance from the mode of transit and dwelling density varies linearly:
While using any mode of transit, have you ever noticed why all residences are located near the mode of transit and as the distance from the mode of transit increases, the dwelling unit’s density also increases proportionately?
This happens because transportation is one of the important key factors in everyone’s life. People tend to cluster where mode of transit is at walking distance or nearby. Water, nature, transit, are major factors around which people try to reside. People commute from work to home, for which they need public transit.
It is inevitably noticed that if any
linear mode of transit, for instance any national highway is crossing through
any area, the houses start developing linearly near that highway in a
particular direction, which is the reason why land prices are hiked , when any
major crossing road is passing through any area.
Even the plots that are near to any mode of
transit are comparatively higher in price than those which are far away from
line of transit.
Urban fabric and line of transit
There are various urban fabrics that
describe the overall silhouette of any city. The line of transits moulds the
urban design of any area. It happens because, once line of transit has been
appropriately defined , then urban plaza or city plaza is defined which acts as
a central spine for the development of the area.
The residential sector is kept away from
industrial zone, protecting it from the pollution that is emitted from the
Urban design and line of transit follows
hand in hand. If the line of transit has to be shifted for a certain reason
from one place to another, that affects the urban design of that particular
If on the other hand, there is a densely
populated area which lies in the vicinity of a civic building that is used more
often, the path that leads people to that building ultimately gets moulded to
increase the convenience for the people.
Role of an urban designer and planner
Formulation of urban design with respect
to line of transit affects the physical , social and interpersonal
relationships of the people with the surrounding environment.
An urban designer, while figuring out the
plan of any city must keep in mind the function of the place, he/ she should
also focus on the positive and negative aspects of any amendment that the
designer attempts to make.
To promote a healthy lifestyle among the
residents of any place, urban designer can make changes in the master plan of
that area so that walkability of residents is increased, which is sufficed by
locating public transit at a distance of 15- 20 minutes from the residential
Keeping in view the environmental concern
also, more and more of public transit should be enhanced and promoted so that
people should use maximum of public transit and minimize the use of private
mode of transit.
Enhancing public mode of transit not only suffices the
environmental concern,but also decreases the traffic congestion on the
roads, which is an alarming concern in today’s time and hence paying
heed to this concern at grassroot level will be beneficial for the society.
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