THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE CAPITAL BELTWAY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO INVESTIGATE AND ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THE CAPITAL BELTWAY ON NORTHERN VIRGINIA. ITS IMPACT ON RESIDENTIAL AREAS IS NOT CLEAR. THEY SEEM TO BE DEVELOPING ALONG LINES ESTABLISHED BEFORE THE BELTWAY WAS BUILT. TRAFFIC, PARTICULARLY COMMUTER TRAFFIC IS HEAVIER. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE MOVED FROM VIRGINIA BUT STILL MAKE THE DAILY TRIP BACK. INADEQUATE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN SOME AREAS MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR NEW INDUSTRIES TO GET BLUE COLLAR LABOR. UNCONTROLLED REZONING HAS ALLOWED AN UPSURGE IN INDUSTRIAL AREAS WHICH BROADEN THE TAX BASE BUT CONTRIBUTE TO TRAFFIC PROBLEMS. ACCESSIBILITY HAS INCREASED THE USE OF PUBLIC RECREATION AREAS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904-4742
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00201626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 124 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 2 1994 12:00AM