ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EFFECTS OF HIGHWAYS

THIS REPORT IS A SOURCE BOOK FOR OVER 200 HIGHWAY IMPACT STUDIES UNDERTAKEN MAINLY BY STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS IN COOPERATION WITH THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS (FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION) AND COMPLETED BY EARLY 1970. PART I GIVES A NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDIES, DISCUSSING SUCH TOPICS COVERED BY THE STUDIES AS LAND DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS AT INTERCHANGES; EFFECTS OF HIGHWAYS IN AIDING AN UNDERDEVELOPED AREA; AND IMPACTS ON RESIDENTIAL AREAS. A NUMBER OF FINDINGS OR TENTATIVE FINDINGS INDICATE THAT ACCOMMODATING HIGHWAYS TO THE NEEDS OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN MORE DIFFICULT THAN ACCOMMODATIONS TO INDUSTRY OF COMMERCE. RESIDENTAIL IMPACTS HAVE GENERALLY BEEN FELT MOST STRONGLY DUE TO PROXIMITY EFFECTS (NOISE AND NOXIOUS FUMES, FOR EXAMPLE) AND TO DISRUPTION OF NEIGHBORHOOD PATTERNS. GUIDELINES FOR DEVELLPMENT OVER OR NEAR THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY ARE SUGGESTED. THE REPORT ALSO PROVIDES INDICES OF SUBJECT MATTER, AUTHORS, AND RESEARCH AGENCIES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Socioeconomic Studies Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Source Bk
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM