PUBLIC OPINION SURVEYS: AN ADJUNCT TO HIGHWAY PLANNING AND DESIGN

A number of people with sincere interest in the development and implementation of highway plans stay away from public hearings for one reason or another. Hence, citizen opinion obtained through such hearing processes may not be truly representative of the overall population. A tool to reach out and assess attitudes of individuals who would otherwise not express their views is described. Attitudinal data acquired through paper and pencil surveys and questionnaires is illustrated through discussion of a project for development of an expressway in the Knoxville/Knox County Highway Transportation Plan. While the wishes of the community were identified more accurately by the use of the attitude questionnaire, the authors do not suggest that opposition to Plan B dissipated as a result of the dissemination of these survey results.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Sullivan, T D
    • Gordon, M E
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Pagination: p. 14-19
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM