THE IMPACT OF URBAN MOTORWAYS

It is argued that although urban motorways are needed there is growing public resistence to them. The main side-effects of urban motorways are examined: increase in noise levels, vibration, pollution, visual intrusion, severence, displacement, demolition and construction nuisance, opportunity costs. Some examples of successful ameliorative action are given. Methods of evaluation are then described to measure the side effects of alternative proposals. It is concluded that new evaluation techniques and legislative and institutional changes can allow urban motorways to be more socially and environmentally acceptable to the public. The number of the covering abstract of the textbook is IRRD Abstract No. 212297. /TRRL/

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    David and Charles (Holdings) Limited

    South Devon House
    Newton Abott, Devon,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BOR, W
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00125597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0715363581
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Textbook
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM