SOCIAL ASPECTS OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

This report provides reliable research instruments for the quantitative assessment of social impacts at the neighborhood and community levels. A case study is also presented to focus attention on the use of this approach in a social impact sensitive area. The case study affords new perspectives on how social impact analysis can offer the transportation planner additional options for special impact resolution. Chapter 2 of this report presents a guide to understanding the complexities of social impacts; their consideration in the planning process; their sources; the immediate, intermediate, and long-run changes; and the affected parties. Chapter 3 discusses the techniques for measuring social impacts that are currently available to transportation planners. Chapter 4 applies three models to a design combination freeway/transit corridor in Atlanta, Georgia. Finally, Chapter 5 shows how factors are integrated into the planning process. The application of social impact analysis in Maryland and other states is also illustrated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared for the Maryland Department of Transportation and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Institute.
  • Corporate Authors:

    RMC Research Corporation

    7910 Woodmont Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20014
  • Authors:
    • Burkhardt, J E
    • Shaffer, M T
    • Stein, M M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UR-295
  • Contract Numbers: 6002/01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM