THE EFFECT OF FREEWAYS ON NEIGHBORHOOD: AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF MOBILITY TO COMMUNITY VALUES

THIS RESEARCH PROJECT HAS DEVELOPED A DEVICE KNOWN AS A MOBILITY INDEX WHICH SERVES TO IDENTIFY AND DISTINGUISH THE LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES OF RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS. CHANGES IN THE CHARACTER OF NEIGHBORHOOD CAN ALSO BE DETECTED THROUGH THE MOBILITY INDEX. THEREFORE, IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT FREEWAY-INDUCED CHANGE IN NEIGHBORHOOD COULD BE DETECTED THROUGH THE MOBILITY INDEX, AND THIS HYPOTHESIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED TO A DEGREE. THE RESEARCH HAS SHOWN, THUS FAR, THAT IN STABLE NEIGHBORHOODS FREEWAYS CONSTRUCTED ALONG NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES WILL HAVE LITTLE EFFECT UPON THE NEIGHBORHOOD; MORE MOBILITY MAY RESULT FROM A FREEWAY IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WHICH IS UNDERGOING SIGNIFICANT CHANGE OF SOME KIND--EITHER BECOMING MORE MOBILE OR MORE STABLE. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hill, S L
  • Publication Date: 1967-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM