A REVIEW OF THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS AS A MEANS OF OBTAINING CITIZEN VIEWS AND VALUES (ABRIDGMENT)

SERIOUS QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED AS TO THE ADEQUACY AND ACCURACY OF THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS AS A MEANS OF GAINING CITIZEN INPUT INTO THE HIGHWAY PLANNING PROCESS. AN ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE IS THE PROPOSED CORRIDOR OF THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE STADIUM FREEWAY IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WISCONSIN. THIS PAPER COMPARES THE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE PROJECT AS EXPRESSED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING (OBTAINED FROM AN ANALYSIS OF THE HEARING TRASCRIPT) WITH THOSE OBTAINED FROM A HOME INTERVIEW SURVEY AND THE USE OF SOCIAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (THROUGH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN). FROM THE RESULTS OF THE COMPARISON IT IS EVIDENT THAT THE PUBLIC HEARING DID NOT PRESENT AN ACCURATE PICTURE OF CITIZEN ATTIUTDES AND VALUES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 24-25
  • Monograph Title: Transportation systems planning and resource allocation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022517
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM