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.
- 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.
RMC Research Corporation7910 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD USA 20014
- Burkhardt, J E
- Shaffer, M T
- Stein, M M
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 106 p.
- TRT Terms: Case studies; Communities; Impact studies; Mathematical models; Neighborhoods; Social factors; Transportation corridors; Transportation planning; Urban areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00167462
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: UR-295
- Contract Numbers: 6002/01
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM