LAND USE CHANGES AND TRAFFIC GENERATION ON CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS IN NORTH CAROLINA - FINAL REPORT

AN ANALYSIS IS MADE OF CHANGES IN LAND DEVELOPMENT AND TRAFFIC GENERATION CHARACTERISTICS ALONG CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS IN NORTH CAROLINA. DETAILED FIELD MAPS WERE MADE FOR APPROXIMATELY 550 MILES OF HIGHWAYS SHOWING ALL OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENTS. SPECIAL TRAFFIC COUNTS WERE TAKEN TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF LAND DEVELOPMENT ON TRAFFIC OPERATION. REGRESSION ANALYSES WERE MADE TO DETERMINE THE PREDICTABILITY OF LAND DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN AREAS. THE LAND DEVELOPMENT WAS BROKEN DOWN AS TO WHETHER IT APPEARED TO BE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE FREEWAY DEVELOPMENT. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT LAND DEVELOPMENT IN THE RURAL AREAS WERE PREDOMINANTLY SERVICE STATIONS AND SO SCATTERED THAT THERE WAS NO PREDICTABILITY AS TO THE LOCATION. IN SUBURBAN AREAS THE DEVELOPMENTS WERE MORE DENSE AND THE LOCATIONS OF SERVICE STATIONS, MOTELS, AND INDUSTRIES COULD BE REASONABLY PREDICTED STATISTICALLY. IN URBAN AREAS, LAND DEVELOPMENTS COULD BE QUALITATIVELY PREDICTED ALTHOUGH THE FACTORS INVOLVED WERE SO NUMEROUS AS TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS ON THE MODERATE NUMBER OF SAMPLES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    School of Engineering
    Raleigh, NC  USA  27695
  • Authors:
    • Babcock, W F
    • Khasnabis, S
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 217 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1972 12:00AM