SCENIC CORRIDORS

RECENT PROGRESS IS REVIEWED TOWARD DEVELOPING GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONWIDE SYSTEM OF SCENIC HIGHWAYS RUNNING THROUGH CORRIDORS IN WHICH A WIDE RANGE OF LEGAL TECHNIQUES IS USED TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE SCENIC QUALITY OF THE ADJACENT LAND. A SCENIC HIGHWAY CORRIDOR INCLUDES TWO ELEMENTS' /1/ A ROAD AND ITS RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND /2/ THE SCENIC AND RECREATION AREAS TRAVERSED AND EXTENDING OUTWARD BEYOND THE RIGHT-OF-WAY. THE BASIC CRITERION FOR ROUTE SELECTION IS THAT THE ROUTE MUST PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN OUTSTANDING TRAVEL EXPERIENCE. SCENIC HIGHWAYS SHOULD HAVE THESE SIGNIFICANT FEATURES' /1/ QUALITY, /2/ VARIETY, /3/ ACCESSIBILITY, /4/ LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION, /5/ DESIGN AND SAFETY, /6/ ADAPTABILITY TO DEVELOPMENT, /7/ COMPATIBILITY, AND /8/ COMPETING USES. THESE FEATURES ARE DISCUSSED. LAND USE CONTROL MUST BE ESTABLISHED BY' /1/ USING THE POLICE POWER OF THE STATE, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, FOR EXAMPLE, BY ZONING THE CORRIDOR TO PRESERVE THE DESIRED CHARACTER OF THE AREA, AND /2/ ACQUIRING THE LAND IN FEE, OR SCENIC OR CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, FROM THE ADJOINING OWNERS FOR THIS PURPOSE, FOR A CONSIDERATION. TAX ADJUSTMENTS ARE DISCUSSED AS ANOTHER DEVICE TO HELP SECURE NEEDED SCENIC EASEMENTS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 14-21
  • Monograph Title: Highway corridor planning and land acquisition
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00238377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 25 1994 12:00AM