This Guide has been prepared by the Task Force for Environmental Design for the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Design. The Task Force was assisted by members of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design who served as technical authors for the Guide. It supersedes the 1970 Guide for Highway Landscape and Environmental Design. The scope of the Guide has been expanded to include all modes of transportation and the interaction of landscape considerations with transportation improvements. Specific emphasis has been placed on supplying technical information that will assist the planner, designer, project engineer, landscape architect, supervisor, and transportation manager to provide landscape features and integrate them into the transportation system, producing an environmentally pleasing facility. The Guide should be used as a basic reference to improve landscape and environmental design with specific guidance for the accommodation of transportation features which require aesthetic consideration. Additionally, this publication is intended to provide guidance in the design of new and major reconstruction projects. Sufficient flexibility is provided to encourage independent designs tailored to specific situations. The Guide is organized as follows: Foreword; Introduction; Chapter I - Integration of Landscape and Environmental Design in Transportation; II - Landscape and Environmental Elements in Highway Design; III - Environmental Design; IV - Landscape and Geometric Design; V - Construction Consideration in Design; VI - Roadside Management; VII - Highway Related Areas; VIII - Landscape Considerations for Airports, Mass Transit Facilities, Ports, and Railroads; IX - Multiple-Use/Joint Development; Glossary of Terms; and Selected Bibliography.

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 179 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00611874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1-56051-009-0
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM