How a state road authority assesses the sociological aspects of alternative road proposals

The paper addresses the subject of how a state road authority assesses the sociological aspects of alternative road proposals. It introduces the topic through discussion of the place of science methodology in road planning and the contribution of sociology in the road planning process. The roles and methods of the sociologist vary from study to study. Therefore the means by which a state road authority assesses the sociological aspects of alternative road proposals is addressed through a case study approach. The study selected is the Country Roads Board's road study in the Melbourne suburb of surrey hills. The methodology adopted in the study is described and explained, as are the conclusions drawn from it, plus some of the problems encountered during the study. The authors conclude that road planning inevitably involves social issues and implications which must be investigated and understood in order to arrive at optimum road planning solutions (a).

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29-36

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01438218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0869102184
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:26PM