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THIS STUDY HAD TWO STATED PURPOSES' /1/ TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF FREEWAYS ON PARKS, AND /2/ TO DETERMINE THE REACTION OF COMMUNITIES AND GROUPS TO VARIOUS RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITIONS AND OTHER FREEWAY EFFECTS. THE STUDY DEVELOPED A PRELIMINARY MODEL FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE IMPACT OF FREEWAYS ON NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS; HOWEVER, THE REPORT NOTES THAT THE CONCEPT COULD BE USED FOR OTHER TYPES OF PARKS WITH MINOR CHANGES OF EMPHASIS. THE PRINCIPAL FINDINGS ON PUBLIC REACTION' /1/ GROUPS REPRESINTING LARGER SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY /GOVERNMENT BODIES/ TEND TO BE MORE ACTIVE THAN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS /PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS/ IN EXPRESSING OPINIONS ON PROPOSED FREEWAY LOCATIONS, /2/ SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS /E.G., HOME OWNERS/ REACT ACCORDING TO THE IMPACT OF THE FREEWAY ON THEIR SPECIAL INTEREST, AND /3/ THERE IS CONSIDERABLE AGREEMENT IN THE RESPONSE OF COMMUNITY GROUPS TO FREEWAY PLANNING, SPECIALLY IN THE EXPRESSION OF PREFERENCES FOR ROUTES OTHER THAN THE ONE RECOMMENDED BY THE STATE HIGHWAY ENGINEER. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  05914
  • Authors:
    • Cottingham, P H
  • Publication Date: 1966-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr-1/41
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 1994 12:00AM