A STUDY OF LAND DEVELOPMENT AND TRAFFIC GENERATION ON CONTROLLED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS IN NORTH CAROLINA (ABRIDGMENT)

THIS STUDY WAS A PILOT ANALYSIS TO INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING REALISTIC PREDICTIONS OF LAND DEVELOPMENT ALONG CONTROLLED-ACCESS FREEWAYS IN NORTH CAROLINA. AN ATTEMPT WAS ALSO MADE TO EVALUATE THE TRAFFIC -GENERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THESE LAND DEVELOPMENTS. ALL CONTROLLED-ACCESS FREEWAYS (A TOTAL OF 550 MILES) IN NORTH CAROLINA WERE INCLUDED IN THE STUDY. IT WAS FOUND THAT DEVELOPMENTS IN RURAL AREAS WERE PREDOMINANTLY SERVICE STATIONS AND SO SCATTERED THAT THERE WAS NO PREDICTABILITY AS TO THE LOCATION. IN SUBURBAN AREAS DEVELOPMENTS WERE DENSER AND LOCATION OF SERVICE STATIONS, MOTELS, AND INDUSTRIES COULD BE REASONABLY PREDICTED. IN URBAN AREAS, DEVELOPMENTS COULD BE QUALITATIVELY PREDICTED, ALTHOUGH THE FACTORS INVOLVED WERE SO NUMEROUS AS TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF STATISTICAL ANALYSIS ON THE MODERATE NUMBER OF SAMPLES. MAJOR TRAFFIC GENERATORS FOR THE FREEWAY WERE THE INDUSTRIAL PLANTS AND SHOPPING CENTERS, WHILE THE OTHER DEVELOPMENTS (MOTELS, RESTAURANTS, SERVICE STATIONS, AND APARTMENT COMPLEXES) HAD VERY LITTLE EFFECT ON THE OPERATION OF THE INTERCHANGE WHEN LOCATED BY THEMSELVES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 34-37
  • Monograph Title: Transportation systems planning and resource allocation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022517
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM