Inspired by the masterful planning of Singaporeís metro system and Kuala Lumpurís multi-story transit stations, the concept for the future of Evansville transportation is a mix of different modes that must connect. Iíve identified four major nodes where perhaps a bus [currently the METS] would interact with a new light rail system. These areas would now be classified as high vehicular traffic and a new mass transit plan would reduce the dependency on the car and alleviate some of the congested areas. In Singapore, these transit hubs have become catalysts for urban activity as they are surrounded by park green space. Our goal in Evansville would be to connect the important nodes with both mass transit and pedestrian greenways. As for each particular hub station, the rail system would enter above and the bus traffic below. The rail system would extend out into the suburbs and even surrounding districts of Newburgh, Henderson, or Mt. Vernon so commuters from these areas could Park Ní Ride. If the greenway pedestrian system is designed parallel to the railway, the noise pollution would be reduced and the residential zones would have natural barriers. Evansville is at a critical juncture where it has the potential to integrate some sustainable principles before population and resources are a major problem. The use of mass transit might be a novelty now but by laying the infrastructure the systems could grow along side the city.
Transit Hub Initial Concepts (click to see more information)
Identifying major activity nodes
Quick study model.