GUIDING THE ROLE OF HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT PLANNING IN DEVELOPABLE LAND AREAS TO FOSTER RATIONAL LAND USE DEVELOPMENT

IN THE PAST LAND DEVELOPMENT HAS GENERALLY HAD A POSITIVE CONNOTATION, AND A 'DEVELOPABLE LAND AREA' SUGGESTED OPEN LAND THAT COULD BE MADE USABLE THROUGH CAPITAL INVESTMENT, WHILE 'RATIONAL LAND USE' WAS THAT WHICH RESULTED IN THE MOST INTENSE ECONOMICALLY VIABLE DEVELOPMENT. HOWEVER, NOW THAT THESE SIMPLE ASSUMPTIONS ARE HEDGED BY ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS, TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS ARE NO LONGER SURE THAT PROGRAMS AND PLANNING PROCESSES ARE SERVING THE OVERALL PUBLIC INTEREST. AT STATE LEVEL, MICHIGAN IS NOW REVIEWING A COMMISSION REPORT THAT RECOMMENDS THAT "THE STATE DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE LAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM" TO INCLUDE "LONGER RANGE MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES AND SHORTER RANGE PRESERVATION OF LAND FROM UNDESIRABLE PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT." IF TRAFFIC ENGINEERS AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS ARE TO PARTICIPATE FULLY IN THE KIND OF APPROACH EMBODIED IN THE MICHIGAN STUDY, THEN THEY WILL HAVE TO ADOPT MAJOR PHILOSOPHICAL CHANGES. IN PARTICULAR, THEY WILL HAVE TO BE MORE SENSITIVE TO NONTRANSPORTATION ELEMENTS OF POLICY AND PLANNING.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Cryderman, S F
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Accession Number: 00240192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1973 12:00AM