LAND USE, ENERGY FLOW, AND DECISION MAKING IN HUMAN SOCIETY--TRANSPORTATION IN A SUBURBAN AREA: A CASE STUDY OF THE NORTHEAST SACRAMENTO COUNTY AREA

The purpose of the study is to review the transportation needs of the Northeast Sacramento County region and to analyze the various modes of transportation. In 1963, a network of freeways was proposed for this region, however construction was postponed to the 1980's. Citizens' groups have attempted to block future construction of the freeways, and as a result of this opposition a review of these proposed freeways was recommended. Because of this dissention, and because Sacramento County is representative of many suburban regions, it was selected as a study site. The study consists of four major elements: a brief review of the relationships between land use and transportation systems; a transportation model which permits the analysis of the broad impacts of policy decisions with respect to transportation alternatives; an analysis of incremental atmospheric and noise pollution levels due to proposed freeways; and an analysis of the fiscal impact of the freeway alternative upon the local tax base.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Davis

    Interdisciplinary Systems Group
    Davis, CA  USA  95616

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA/E-73/495
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-27
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM