POOLED ESTIMATES OF THE EFFECTS OF THROUGH, INTERSTATE, AND BYPASS TRAFFIC ON KANSAS TOWNS

This paper reports on a study which created a new dataset showing four different types of traffic for each town bypassed town in Kansas: local traffic, through traffic inside the town, through traffic on Interstate-type highways, and through traffic on bypasses of ordinary highways. These data were inferred from gross traffic counts using an Origin-Destination model of Kansas. Through traffic inside the town was found to have a positive long-term effect on employment and payroll (measured from unemployment compensation data). Diverting downtown traffic onto a non-Interstate bypass does not significantly reduce that effect. However, diverting downtown traffic onto an Interstate appears to reduce its employment effect by roughly one half, but the paper argues that this effect is due to a bias resulting from new traffic attracted by the Interstate.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 73-76

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231003
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1996 12:00AM