UPGRADING THE A66: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON LAKE DISTRICT COUNTRYSIDE

The report presents the results of a study to evaluate people's perception of the effect of road improvements on the Lakeland towns of Keswick and Cockermouth. The improvements consisted of the construction of a single carriageway close to the existing A66 and also by-passes to the two towns. The study was undertaken by Social and Community Planning (SCPR) in conjunction with the TRRL. The report is concerned only with assessing the impact of the upgraded road on the surrounding countryside and follows an earlier report on the effect on the towns themselves. The results of the study show that the improvements are seen to have been of benefit to residents and tourists, and that potential adverse effects in a rural area were not realised. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Social and Community Planning Research

    16 Duncan Terrace
    London N1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Prescott-clarke, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM