SUBDIVISION CONTROLS APPLIED TO HIGHWAY PROBLEMS

THE DEGREE TO WHICH HIGHWAY PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN AND COULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN ONE PHASE OF LAND USE CONTROL, THE REGULATION OF LAND SUBDIVISION, IS DISCUSSED. THE THREE PHASES THAT FOLLOWED IN THE SUBDIVISION CONTROL PROCESS ARE: (1) THE STATE GIVES CONTROL AUTHORITY TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND SETS FORTH THE OBJECTIVES THAT THE EXERCISE OF THE CONTROL IS TO ACCOMPLISH, (2) THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AS DIRECTED OR AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE LEGISLATION, FORMULATES STANDARDS FOR PROPOSED SUBDIVISIONS, AND (3) THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT DECIDES WHETHER PROPOSED SUBDIVISIONS MEET THESE STANDARDS. THE FIRST PHASE IS EMBODIED IN STATUTES PASSED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE. THESE STATUTES DEFINE THE AUTHORITY THAT IS GIVEN AND DESIGNATES THE OFFICIALS OR BODIES TO WHOM IT IS GIVEN. VARIOUS STATUTES AND REGULATIONS ARE DISCUSSED. THE APPLICATION OF THE STANDARDS OF THE THIRD LEVEL OF SUBDIVISION CONTROL HAS THE MOST DIRECT EFFECT ON THE LAND USE PATTERN. SOME TYPES OF SUBDIVISION STANDARDS THAT CAN BE USED TO COORDINATE TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE ARE IDENTIFIED. THE EXAMPLES PRESENTED INDICATE THAT SUBSTANTIAL BENEFIT CAN BE DERIVED FROM APPLYING THESE CONTROLS AND THEY SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS ON OF THE MEANS BY WHICH A WELL- BALANCED HIGHWAY SYSTEM CAN BE ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED.

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  • Accession Number: 00240491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1994 12:00AM