HIGHWAYS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

JOINT DEVELOPMENT-MULTIPLE USE-ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS OF HIGHWAYS ARE DISCUSSED. THE 1968 HIGHWAY ACT STATES THAT A STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT SUBMITTING PLANS FOR A FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROJECT MUST HAVE CONSIDERED THE SOCIAL EFFECTS OF ITS LOCATION, IMPACT UPON THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE CONSISTENCY WITH GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF URBAN PLANNING IN THE COMMUNITY. EVERY ENCOURAGEMENT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE MAXIMUM UTILIZATION OF THE HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY. IN THE AREA OF JOINT DEVELOPMENT, POSSIBILITIES THAT WILL BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OR ENHANCE THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH WHICH A HIGHWAY PROJECT PASSES FALL INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: MINI-PARKS, PLAY AREAS WITH BENCHES, SAND BOXES, RECREATION AREAS, TENNIS COURTS, BASKET BALL COURTS, HORSESHOES, COMMUNITY FACILITIES, RESTROOMS, AND PUBLIC FACILITIES SUCH AS FIRE STATIONS AND POLICE STATIONS. THE MULTIPLE USE OR JOINT DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY SHOULD BE A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE COMMUNITY. MULTIPLE USE HAS SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS.

  • Authors:
    • King, H C
  • Publication Date: 1968-12

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  • Accession Number: 00240635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 352-356
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM