THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND URBAN STRUCTURE: A FORCE FOR CHANGE IN RHODE ISLAND. SUMMARY
The study shows how the metropolitan structure of Rhode Island has changed in response to Interstate highways and of how decisionmaking for Interstate highways in this State was influenced by a concern for metropolitan development. Between 1956 and 1975 Rhode Island completed its 70-mile-system of Interstate highways at a cost of about $300 million. During this period profound changes occurred in the patterns of urban development and in travel patterns. The study documents and analyzes those changes, focusing on land development patterns, on economic impacts, and on design features of both the freeways and the landscape.
- Sponsored in part by Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation, Providence. Prepared in cooperation with Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.
University of Rhode Island, KingstonWater Hall
Kingston, RI USA 02881
Rhode Island School of Design29 Waterman
Providence, RI USA 02906
Washington, DC USA 20590
Rhode Island Department of TransportationState Office Building, 2 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI USA 02903
- Hammerschlag, D
- Barber, B K
- Everett, J M
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: City planning; Costs; Decision making; Development; Economic impacts; Freeways; Highway design; Landscaping; Local government; Metropolitan areas; Real estate development; Travel patterns; Urban development
- Identifier Terms: Interstate Highway System
- Geographic Terms: Rhode Island
- Old TRIS Terms: Freeway design
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Finance; Highways; Society;
- Accession Number: 00151138
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/SES-76/12 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM