The environmental problems caused by motorways in urban areas are considered, and current methods of measuring individual components of highway-related nuisance are discussed in a broad theoretical framework. The motives for measurement of response to environmental problems are listed, and the required characteristics of environmental measures are set forth. The psychophysical aspects are discussed, and an integral approach to the measurement of motorway nuisance is described. The psychology of human motivation is examined in a discussion of the Maslow theory of sequential development. Environmental attitudes, and the relative merits of environmental measures are also considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Seminar W (Road Design 2: Specialist 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:
    • Clamp, P E
    • Hopkinson, R G
    • Watson, N
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00096299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PTRC/P/109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM