A MEASUREMENT OF HIGHWAY-INDUCED CHANGES IN LAND USE, POPULATION DENSITY, AND MINORITY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

The impacts of locating and operating highways and other transportation facilities in disadvantaged, minority neighborhoods are examined. The major impact areas are the changes in land use, population and residential densities, and the growth and development of minority business enterprises. A partially completed, baseline inquiry reveals that the study area has been developed in a piecemeal manner, evidenced by the existence of large tracts of undeveloped land, a mixture of light industrial and commercial activities with residential neighborhoods, and the fact that a high proportion of the local streets are dead-end and poorly maintained. The area is low in population density, the housing is largely single-family, with about one-third substandards. Data are described for later comparison in the impact assessment to give insight for developing remedial community planning approaches.

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  • Pagination: p. 12-22

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  • Accession Number: 00081320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: HS 014 763
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740025, SP-389 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM