STUDIES OF OPTIMAL MODELS OF INTERCHANGE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH LAND USE REGULATION AND CONTROL

THE SUMMARY STATEMENT CONSIDERS MODELS FOR THE OPTIMAL AND EFFICIENT PLANNING, USE, AND PROTECTION OF INTERCHANGES IN URBAN AND NON-URBAN AREAS IN ALABAMA. SPECIFICALLY THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO DETERMINE THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE AT PLANNED AND CONSTRUCTED URBAN AND NONURBAN INTERCHANGE AREAS USING TRAFFIC DATA, LAND USE CHARACTERISTICS, AND EXISTING LAND USE. TO DEVELOP INDICATORS OF THE TYPE, RATE AND CHANGE IN LAND USE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAFFIC DEMAND SO THAT HIGHWAY AND LAND USE PLANNING OFFICIALS WILL HAVE ENOUGH WARNING TO ESTABLISH CONTROLS FOR ORDERLY DEVELOPMENT. TO RECOMMEND TYPES OF LAND USE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES THAT CAN BE USED AS GUIDELINES FOR REPRESENTATIVE INTERCHANGES. THESE WERE ACCOMPLISHED IN SIX BROAD PHASES: AN ANALYSIS OF LAND USE CHANGES AT ALL INTERCHANGES BY ANNUAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS; A PROFILE OF COMMERCIAL FACILITY CHARACTERISTICS; AN ANALYSIS OF DEVELOPMENT AT FRONTAGE ROADS AND CROSS ROADS; AN ANALYSIS OF AVAILABLE AND PRESENTLY EMPLOYED LAND USE CONTROLS; A STUDY OF MOTORISTS PERCEPTIONS OF INTERSTATE TRAVEL, AND FINALLY DETAILING MODELS OF INTERCHANGE DEVELOPMENT. IN THIS SIX YEAR STUDY, FIVE VARIABLES WERE SIGNIFICANT: AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC, DISTANCE TO PRECEDING INTERCHANGE POPULATION DENSITY, POPULATION OF THE COUNTY SUBDIVISION AND DISTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY OF 25,000 OR MORE: THE ISSUE REMAINS AS TO WHO WILL IMPLEMENT CONTROL OVER LAND USE DEVELOPMENT AT INTERCHANGES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • HPR REPT NO 72
  • Corporate Authors:

    Alabama State Highway Department

    11 South Union Street
    Montgomery, AL  USA  36130
  • Authors:
    • Mason, J B
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM