The report assesses the land use and urban development impacts of circumferential, limited access highways. Following a review of theoretical, historical, and policy issues, prior research, and case studies of beltways' impacts, a comparative statistical analysis of 54 metropolitan areas--27 with beltways and 27 without--is presented. Then the findings of detailed case studies of beltways in eight urban areas are summarized. The report closes with an assessment of the policy implications of the effects of beltways on development patterns, the economies of central cities and regions, minorities, energy conservation, and environmental quality. Specific recommendations to maximize the benefits and to minimize the potential adverse effects of beltways are offered. An extensive annotated bibliography is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Blayney-Dyett, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored in part by Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Community Planning and Development. See also PB81-242141, and PB81-242166. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E18, PB81-242133.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Payne-Maxie Consultants

    Berkeley, CA  United States 

    Office of the Asst Sec for Policy and Intl Affairs

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Office of Community Planning and Development
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Authors:
    • Dyett, M V
    • FAJANS, M
    • King, M C
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 173 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00344426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-P-30-80-38 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-90079
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM