HIGHWAY LOCATION AS A SITE PLANNING PROBLEM

IN WEIGHING THE INFLUENCE OF TRAFFIC NEEDS AS REVEALED BY ORIGIN AND DESTINATION SURVEYS, THERE ARE TWO VITAL CONSIDERATIONS: (1) COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC NEEDS, AND (2) PLEASURE TRAFFIC NEEDS. A SECOND INFLUENCE IS THE GOVERNING FACTOR OF TOPOGRAPHY IN HIGHWAY LOCATION, WHICH SHOULD BE STUDIED ON A BROAD BASE RATHER THAN BY LIMITED STRIP. AERIAL SURVEYS HAVE ADVANTAGES FOR THIS PURPOSE, ESPECIALLY IN THE CONSIDERATION OF SCENIC ASSETS. INFLUENTIAL FACTORS IN RURAL AREAS ARE SITES FOR ROADSIDE PARKING, SITES FOR HISTORICAL MARKERS, SITES FOR SCENIC OUTLOOKS, AND SITES FOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES. RELATED FACTORS IN URBAN AREAS WITHIN CITIES OF CONCENTRATED POPULATION ARE CIVIC CENTERS, MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, STATE CENTERS, GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, EDUCATIONAL CENTERS, UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, AND RETAIL BUSINESS CENTERS AND SHOPPING DISTRICTS. ALL OF THESE LAND USES ARE IN TURN RELATED TO AVAILABLE PARKING FACILITIES. THE IDEAL LOCATION IS BEST DETERMINED BY A CAREFUL ANALYSIS OF FACTS COUPLED WITH A VISION OF AESTHETIC VALUES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 26, pp 269-272, 3 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Nichols, A R
  • Publication Date: 1947

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 5-8, 1946
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 29 1972 12:00AM