A METHODOLOGY FOR SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS OF HIGHWAY LOCATIONS
The report outlines the steps in a social impact assessment for highway location alternatives, reviews the social impacts of highways, presents procedures for assessing social impacts of prospective highways, and develops social criteria for locating highways. Social impacts are defined and the full range of potential social impacts of highways are listed both by topical categories and by stages of the highway location. Three important social impacts for residents are discussed in some detail. Displacement is examined for its economic and psychological effects. The possible effects of highway noise on nearby residents and the genral effects of highways on property values are also discussed. Four commonly used procedures for highway locations studies are reviewed and improvements are recommended. These procedures are: field investigation of displacement, map analysis, community social profile, and the report on public meetings.
University of Maryland, College ParkDepartment of Sociology
College Park, MD USA 20742
Brooklandville, MD USA 21022
Washington, DC USA 20590
- FINSTERBUSCH, K
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 107 p.
- TRT Terms: City planning; Communities; Dwellings; Environmental impacts; Highway planning; Highways; Local government; Location; Neighborhoods; Persons by socioeconomic levels; Present value; Public participation; Relocation (Facilities); Social factors; Sociology; Traffic noise; Urban areas; Urban development
- Uncontrolled Terms: Highway location; Relocation; Value
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Environment; Highways; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00146496
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/MD/R-76/20 Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM