LIVING WITH THE HIGHWAY-A SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE

The study was undertaken to examine the effects of highway proximity on residents living along non-metropolitan highways in Oregon. Residents were interviewed along recently improved sections of highway and were asked what they like and dislike about living along the highway. Various aspects of the residents' physical relationship to the highway were also obtained. These relationships to the highway were then used to help understand differences among residents and their opinions. The study results indicate that the worst location for a highway residence is very near and below the grade of a heavily traveled road. The interviews allowed residents to identify some of the specific reasons why it is often a problem to live in such a location.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    140 Transportation Building
    Salem, OR  USA  97310

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ingebretson, E
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OR-77/3 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1980 12:00AM