CALIFORNIAS SCENIC HIGHWAY PROGRAM

THE CALIFORNIA SCENIC HIGHWAY PROGRAM IS A COOPERATIVE EFFORT INVOLVING A PRIVATE CONSULTING FIRM, THE COUNTY AND THE STATE. SAFETY, UTILITY, ECONOMY AND BEAUTY ARE THE CRITERIA SELECTED FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION. A TRAINING PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED TO BRIEF TOP MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, HIGHWAY DESIGN ENGINEERS, TRAFFIC AND MAINTENANCE PEOPLE ON THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF SCENIC HIGHWAYS. FILMS WERE USED WHICH DESCRIBED SOME OF THE BAD THINGS IN PREVIOUS HIGHWAY DESIGN, SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS AND THINGS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN PREPARING A SCENIC HIGHWAY SYSTEM. THE COMPATIBILITY OF SCENIC HIGHWAYS WITH THE BASIC PURPOSE OF HIGHWAYS TO MOVE TRAFFIC WAS JUSTIFIED. THE STANDARDS AND CRITERIA FOR DESIGN AND BEAUTIFICATION AND CONSTRUCTION ARE ALL AIMED AT MAKING BEAUTY A COMPATIBLE ELEMENT OF WHATEVER TYPE OF HIGHWAY IS PLANNED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 50-53
  • Monograph Title: Roadside development
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00238371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 6 1994 12:00AM