Examination of the literature, public testimony and other sources indicate that a national consensus has yet to be reached regarding scenic roads. Among the key issues that remain unresolved are: (1) lack of a single widely-accepted definition of a scenic road that is sufficiently specific for planning and engineering purposes; (2) lack of clear and unambiguous statements regarding the purpose of a scenic road system; (3) lack of technical design criteria to enhance operational characteristics of scenic roads; (4) need for nationally recognized geometric standards that are practical and can be used to evaluate existing and historic low volume roads; and (5) lack of appropriate tools to evaluate existing and proposed scenic byways in terms of operational characteristics and safety. This article considers each of these issues and discusses how they might be addressed in developing future state or national systems.

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  • Pagination: p. 133-142
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  • Accession Number: 00603242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1991 12:00AM