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Maneuvering Mobility: Measuring Multimodality in New York City’s Selected Transit Hubs

Indrakesuma, Faisha Namira

The main purpose of this research is to answer the question of how New York City encourages multimodality through institutional and fare integration and how different transportation hubs within the city service multimodality through physical design. This research is primarily a qualitative study that heavily relies on direct field observations as well as reviews of the relevant literature. The analysis of this thesis is broken down into three main categories of multimodality integration: institutional, fare, and physical. The analysis of physical integration is focused on three transportation hubs: namely the Atlantic Terminal, the Wall Street Ferry Station, and the Harlem 125th Street Station. This thesis finds that New York City is a unique context in the organizations that are active in daily operations of public transportation. This institutional division of operations would consequently lead to low integration. While the presence of different transportation modes are continually present in proximity to each other, the ease of transfer most of the time is coincidental based on density and frequency of service and has little to do with intentional integration.

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Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Wu, Weiping
Degree
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
June 29, 2018