DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDES FOR COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE OF HIGHWAY LOCATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND CONSTRUCTION

PROTESTS OVER HIGHWAY LOCATION, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND RELATED FACTORS HAVE BEEN AND ARE NATIONWIDE, PARTLY BECAUSE OF A BELIEF THAT HIGHWAYS ARE PLANNED PRIMARILY IN TERMS OF RATHER RIGID ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS TO THE VIRTUAL EXCLUSION OF ENVIRONMENTAL, ATTITUDINAL, AND OTHER HUMAN RELATED FACTORS. THE ATTITUDES AND GOAL PREFERENCES OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CITIZENS NEED TO BE MORE EFFECTIVELY INTEGRATED INTO PLANNING FOR HIGHWAY INVESTMENTS, AND THE GOAL PRIORITIES OF CITIZENS RELATIVE TO THE LOCATION, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS NEED TO BE ASCERTAINED AND INTEGRATED WITH THE GOALS OF THE HIGHWAY PLANNERS. THE BASIC OBJECTIVE OF THIS EXPLORATORY RESEARCH WAS TO DEVELOP AND TEST A METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING GOALS THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY IN TERMS OF BOTH DESIRABILITY AND IMPORTANCE AS PERCEIVED BY A REPRESENTATIVE CROSS SAMPLE OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE CITIZENS. SOCIAL AND AESTHETIC GOALS, ECONOMIC AND FISCAL GOALS, AND PHYSICAL GOALS WERE RANKED BY TWO GROUPS OF RESPONDENTS. THEY THEN RESPONDED TO CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING INCREASED LEVELS OF AESTHETICS, INCREASED ECONOMIC AND FISCAL GOALS, COORDINATED AND COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, INCREASED LEVELS OF SAFETY AND HEALTH, AND INCREASED LEVELS OF EFFICIENCY. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 43-54
  • Monograph Title: Social, Economic, and Environmental Factors of Transportation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019692
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM