ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ROADSIDE BEAUTIFICATION AND RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

HIGHWAY USERS ATTITUDES AS TO WHAT IS CONSIDERED AESTHETICALLY PLEASING WAS DETERMINED BY SCALING TECHNIQUES. THE RESULTS INDICATE THEY PREFER TREES, PLANTINGS AND A NEAT PARK-LIKE APPERANCE. THEY ALSO HAVE FAVORABLE ATTITUDES TOWARD FARMLAND. PUBLIC CONTROL OF LAND USE ADJACENT TO THE INTERSTATE IS MINIMAL THUS NO MEANS OF ASSURING SCENIC VALUE EXIST. ALTHOUGH LANDOWNERS INDICATE FEW PLANNED CHANGES IN LAND USE, PUBLIC CONTROLS SUCH AS ZONING, SCENIC EASEMENTS OR DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS NEED TO BE EXPLORED IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THE RESULTS. ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY FOR PRIVATE RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF LAND ADJACENT TO HIGHWAYS WAS EXPLORED. THE RETURNS TO THE REACTIONAL ENTERPRISE DO NOT SUGGEST A GREAT AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY IN THIS AREA. PROBLEMS REQUIRING EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR REACTIONAL OPERATORS ARE IDENTIFIED. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract NO 66-5
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Department of Agriculture Economics
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68558
  • Authors:
    • Baker, M
    • Reiners, A P
    • Hammer, L M
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1974 12:00AM