ANALYTICAL PLANNING TECHNIQUES FOR NATIONAL FOREST ROADS

For more than 6 years, the U.S. Forest Service, in cooperation with three universities, has been developing transportation analysis methodology to support systematic planning of forest land use. The predominance of low standard earth and gravel roads and the special requirements of forest transportation necessitate considerable caution in adapting methodology used for other types of transportation planning applications. Consequently, many of the techniques that were produced and currently are under development represent innovative extensions of analogous methodology used in other areas. The techniques produced by the Forest Service Transportation Analysis Group and university cooperators fall into two main categories: network and link analyses. The two are distinguished by scope. The network analysis techniques developed include a road inventory system, traffic census methods, timber haul economic analysis techniques, and recreational traffic estimation methods. The link analysis techniques developed are manual and computerized vehicle operating costs estimation methods and a one-lane road simulator. Work to develop other needed methodology and to implement the available methodology in national forests throughout the country continues.

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    • Proceedings of a work shop held June 16-19, 1975, in Boise, Idaho by the Transportation Research Board.
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    Transportation Research Board (TRB)

    Washington, DC   
  • Authors:
    • Sullivan, Edward C
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 33-42
  • Monograph Title: Low-volume roads: proceedings of a workshop held June 16-19, 1975, in Boise, Idaho
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 00142690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM