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.
- Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC.
Salem, OR United States 97310
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Ingebretson, E
- Publication Date: 1979-8
- Pagination: 60 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Dwellings; Environmental impacts; Hazards; Highway traffic; Highways; Interviewing; Noise; Public opinion; Residents; Rural areas; Socioeconomic factors; Sociology; Surveys; Traffic safety; Traffic volume; Urban areas
- Geographic Terms: Oregon
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Highways; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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