INFLUENCE OF ROADS ON THE ENVIRONMENT - QUANTIFYING METHOD

IMPACT DE LA ROUTE SUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT - METHODE DE QUANTIFICATION.

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY STUDY CARRIED OUT AT THE EPFL. A METHOD IS GIVEN OF QUANTIFYING THE INFLUENCE OF HIGHWAYS ON THE ENVIRONMENT. THE ZONE AFFECTED BY A ROAD IS CLASSIFIED INTO DIFFERENT LAND USES, THE VALUE OF WHICH IS ESTIMATED ACCORDING TO CERTAIN CRITERIA. THIS VALUE IS USED TO DETERMINE A TOLERABLE IMPACT STANDARD. THE INFLUENCING FACTORS ARE EVALUATED ON A GRID, AND A LIST OF THESE FACTORS IS APPENDED. THE EFFECT OR IMPACT IS DEFINED AS A REDUCTION IN LAND USE VALUES, THE MEASUREMENT OF WHICH IS EQUAL TO THE PRODUCT OF THE INFLUENCING FACTOR VALUE BY THE SENSITIVITY OF LAND USE TO THIS FACTOR. THE IMPACT THUS CALCULATED IS COMPARED TO THE AVERAGE TOLERABLE IMPACT. THE METHOD PROPOSED CAN BE APPLIED AT ANY STAGE OF A PROJECT AND ENABLES CORRECTIONS TO BE INTRODUCED. IT CAN ALSO BE USED FOR EXISTING STRUCTURES.

Language

  • French

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  • Pagination: 513-8
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01304117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 9:22AM