A REGIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS IN THE EMPLOYMENT AND RETAIL MARKETS SERVED BY BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

VOLUME I THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND CONCLUSIONS. THIS STUDY MAKES USE OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT METHODS FOR ANALYZING DATA INCLUDING PERSONAL INTERVIEWS OF BUSINESSMEN AND SHOPPERS, STEP-WISE REGRESSION ANALYSIS, DISCRIMINANT ANALYSIS, ETC. MANY OF THE FINDINGS ARE TENTATIVE AND MORE IN THE NATURE OF INPUTS FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS THAN IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION. VOLUME 2 LAND USE ANALYSIS IN A HIGHWAY CORRIDOR AREA. THE BIRMINGHAM URBAN AREA HAS CHARACTERISTICS WHICH CORRESPOND TO PORTIONS OF (1) THE CONCENTRIC ZONE THEORY (2) THE SECTOR THEORY, AND (3) THE MULTIPLE NUCLEI THEORY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT. THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO EASE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN AREAS OF ROUGH TERRAIN SO THAT THE ELLIPTICAL SHAPE OF THE BIRMINGHAM AREA WILL THROUGH TIME ACQUIRE A MORE BALANCED CONFIGURATION AS GROWTH MOVES TOWARD THE NORTH, SOUTH, AND EAST, AND UNDEVELOPED AREAS IN THE SOUTHWEST ARE UTILIZED. VOLUME 3 HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL BEHAVIOR. DATA WERE DRAWN FROM 800 HOUSEHOLD INTERVIEWS, A SYSTEMATIC RANDOM SAMPLE OF ABOUT 7.5 PERCENT DRAWN FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY. SHOPPING TRAVEL BEHAVIOR, (FOR EXAMPLE, TO THE PLACE WHERE CONVENIENCE SHOPPING IS DONE) WAS FOUND TO DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY BETWEEN COMMUNITIES SOME DISTANCE APART IN THE BIRMINGHAM HIGHWAY CORRIDOR ALONG US 31. URBAN COMMUNITIES CONTIGUOUS TO ONE ANOTHER DID NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY (AT THE .05 LEVEL OF PROBABILITY). /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Bpr-hpR-1/2/, STATE-930-035
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Alabama, University

    P.O. Box 1968
    University, AL  United States  35486

    Alabama State Highway Department

    11 South Union Street
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Moore, C T
    • Mayer, M I
    • Mason, J B
    • Dawson, L E
  • Publication Date: 1967-8

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  • Accession Number: 00201187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1994 12:00AM