A Renaissance of Land Use: Fordham Plaza Impact on Transportation and applications to Bronx of New York City, USA
Article Type: Research Article
Resat Keles 1,2*
1 Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public policy
2 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Corresponding Author:

Prof. Resat Keles

Department of Physics and Engineering Physics

Fordham University at Rose Hill

Bronx, New York 10458

USA.

Received: 2015-11-13 ; Accepted: 2015-11-30 ; Published: 2015-12-28
Citation: Keles R (2015) A Renaissance of Land Use: Fordham Plaza Impacts on the Neighbourhood and Transportation in Bronx of New York City, USA. Jest 1:10446.
Copyright: © 2015 Keles R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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This study describes Fordham Plaza land use (build environment) impact on the transportation and applications to Bronx in the neighbourhood, new bus loops development, improvement of traffic around the plaza, huge shelters and sitting for riders and pedestrian space increases at the plaza. In addition, the new plaza will have cafes, markets, trees, plantings, comfortable and public spaces recreation, canopy lightings, bus ticket kiosks and opportunities for small vendors, positive impact on the local economy at the plaza in Bronx. Also, this study proposed, new “hot” transit initiatives, Route enhancement on Fordham Road/Pelham Road, Bus lane enhancement to improve the Bx12 SBS* operations with increased ridership, reduced the cost of operations, and increase revenues for the MTA in Bronx of New York City, USA. We call these a renaissance of land use in the northern part of New York City. 

* Bx12 SBS (Select Bus Service) or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a name was adopted specially for this corridor by MTA NYC Transit.

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