ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HIGHWAYS

A method of assessing highway impact is proposed which is designed only to evaluate the environmental impact without including any beneficial aspects. Rather than consider the effects on living things, either human or fauna, or on social activities and their interactions, the method concentrates on the actual construction site. The latter is defined as that space likely to be affected by the highway emissions. The impact of a highway on a site is defined as the decrease in the site's value and also its effect on the natural and cultural features of that area. For the purposes of the study some 60 agents broadly classified as polluting or environmentally modifying are classified. A method of quantification is discussed which makes use of dosage-response curves to represent the effect of certain products on an organism as a function of the quantity of the product. The aim of the method is to discriminate between which project or part of a project, should be rejected for environmental reasons. /TRRL/

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    Athens Center for Ekistics

    P.O. Box 471
    Athens 13L,   Greece 
  • Authors:
    • Rolliek, M
    • Erbetta, M-A
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 37-41
  • Serial:
    • Ekistics
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 248
    • Publisher: Athens Technological Organization
    • ISSN: 0013-2942

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM