RELATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS TO CHOICE OF HIGHWAY DESIGN

This paper which concerns itself with the estimation and valuing of environmental impacts and the comparing of alternative designs in these terms, discusses the prediction, quantification and costing of environmental factors, as well as the broad relation of environmental impacts to road design. A brief resume is presented of road design costs and their make-up, and the approaches to evaluation are reviewed. The application of cost-effectiveness analysis is described, and case studies are presented as illustrations. It is concluded that there is no universally applicable profile or design, and that despite the present uncertainties about values of various environmental factors, it is possible to make some estimates of enhanced costs and value for money.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Seminar X (Road Design 1: General Topics) of the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, Warwick University, England, 8-12 July 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Collier, J C
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00096293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PTRC/P/108
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM