STUDIES OF HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT AND GEOGRAPHIC CHANGE

RESEARCH STUDIES ARE CONDUCTED ON HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENTS AS A PART OF THE SETTING WITHIN THE BROAD CONTEXT OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL STRUCTURE OF OUR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC SYSTEM. THE STUDIES ARE NEEDED TO GUIDE TAXATION POLICIES AND PROGRAMS. ASPECTS OF EMERGING PATTERNS OF URBANIZATION, RESOURCE UTILIZATION, AND LAND USES ARE EVALUATED. SAMPLE STUDIES ARE CONDUCTED ON THE FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL ORGANIZATION OF OUR ECONOMIC LIFE, THE PLACE OF HIGHWAYS WITHIN THIS ORGANIZATION AND THE INFLUENCES OF HIGHWAY CHANGE. THE PLACE OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE STRUCTURE OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES IS DISCUSSED AS WELL AS THE BENEFITS OF HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT. THE SENSITIVITY OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS TO MAJOR HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IS ANALYZED. A REVIEW OF IMFORMATION IS PRESENTED ON MOVEMENT TO OBTAIN GOODS AND SERVICES AND ON ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS IN RESPONSE TO DEMANDS FOR MULTIPLE-SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES. THE ARRANGEMENTS OF SUPPLYING CENTERS AND TRIBUTARY AREAS AND THE SENSITIVITY OF THESE AREAS TO CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION ARE ANALYZED. MEDICAL SERVICES WERE CHOSEN FOR SPECIFIC ANALYSIS BECAUSE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF DATA. THE ANALYSIS PERMITS CONCLUSIONS REGARDING CHANGES IN SERVICE AREAS AND SUPPLYING POINTS AND BENEFITS TO SUPPLIERS AND CONSUMERS OF MEDICAL SERVICES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in cooperation with the Bureau of Public Roads of the Department of Commerce and the Washington State Highway Commission.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington Press

    P.O. Box 50096
    Seattle, WA  USA  98145-5096
  • Authors:
    • Garrison, W L
    • Berry, B J
    • Marble, D F
    • Nystuen, J D
    • Morrill, R L
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 291 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM