THE RESIDENT LOOKS AT COMMUNITY VALUES

SITUATIONS ARE DISCUSSED WHERE HUMAN VALUES AND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES COLLIDE. THERE WOULD BE NO CONFLICTS OF VALUES WITH TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES IF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS APPLIED: (1) IF A TRANSPORTATION FACILITY WERE BUILT ON OPEN LAND THAT IS OTHERWISE UNUSABLE, (2) THAT LAND WERE SOLD AT HALF THE PRICE THE PUBLIC EXPECTS TO PAY AND TWICE WHAT THE SELLERS EXPECTED TO GET, (3) THE FACILITY EXTENDED BETWEEN TWO POINTS WHERE EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO, AT TWICE THE FORMER SPEED AND HALF THE FORMER TRAFFIC, (4) IT IS BUILT BY CONTRACTORS WHO HAVE NO POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT AND BY ENGINEERS TRAINED AS SOCIOLOGISTS ON BUDGETS THAT PROVIDE FOR ALL THE EXTRAS AND DO NOT REQUIRE TOOLS OR TAXES, AND (5) IT INSURES THAT BOTH THE INCUMBENTS AND THE OPPONENTS ARE GOING TO WIN IN THE NEXT ELECTION. THE TWO VALUES THAT SEEM TO BE FELT MOST BY ALL ARE MOBILITY AND STABILITY. THESE ARE DISCUSSED FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. ACHIEVING STABILITY HAS BECOME ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE IN THE NATION'S GHETTOS BECAUSE OF DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TRANSPORTATION ROUTES THROUGH THESE AREAS. THE NATURE OF SOCIETY HAS CHANGED FROM THAT OF MASS PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION OF MATERIALS GOODS AS THE BASIS OF PLANNING COMMUNITIES AND CITIES. A SERVICE CITY IS THE RESULT OF THIS TYPE OF PLANNING. TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MUST BE COORDINATED WITH THE PLANNING OF HOUSING, RELOCATION, COMMUNITY VALUES AND NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING. CENTRALIZATION MIGHT BE MADE NATIONALLY OF THE PROBLEMS OF MOBILITY, HOUSING, COMMUNITY BUILDING, MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT PATTERNS. INCOME MAINTENANCE IS SUGGESTED AS A RADICAL SOLUTION. ZONING APPEARS TO FOSTER SEGREGATION IN REGIONAL PLANNING. A MASTER PLAN SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED VALID UNLESS IT MAKES PROVISION FOR HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 49-71
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and community values
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1970 12:00AM