PROCESS OF DEVELOPING ACCEPTABLE HIGHWAY PROPOSALS: COMMUNITY CONSULTATION AND THE STATE ROAD AUTHORITIES

Higher standards of education, increasing community affluence and increasing leisure time have served both to heighten public awareness of environmental issues and to raise community expectations regarding the quality of services provided by public authorities. This evolution in community values and aspirations has far reaching consequences for the manner in which the planning authorities implement their statutory responsibilities. Not only must design and evaluations criteria be broadened to cover adequately interactions between transportation systems and the physical and socio-cultural environment, but the planning process itself must be modified to incorporate considerably more interaction with the community than has hitherto been necessary. This paper discusses how planning authorities might meet these challenging innovations. Explicit interaction goals and objectives are identified from which the performance criteria of their community interaction programmes should be developed. The implications of community involvement for the operations and management of planning authorities are discussed briefly. /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 275-293
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM