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

IN THIS PRELIMINARY REPORT AN ANALYSIS IS MADE OF CHANGES IN LAND DEVELOPMENT THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE ON CONTROLLED ACCESS FREEWAYS IN NORTH CAROLINA. OVER 550 MILES OF FREEWAYS WERE ANALYZED IN TERMS OF RURAL, SUBURBAN, OR URBAN INTERCHANGE CHARACTERISTICS. COMPLETE FIELD MAPS WERE MADE FOR THIS ENTIRE FREEWAY SYSTEM SHOWING ALL OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT. 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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ ERD-110-70-4
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM