COORDINATION OF HIGHWAY AND CITY PLANNING

MAJOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION IN AN URBAN METROPOLITAN AREA SHOULD BE A PLANNED UNIT IN A WELL-BALANCED HIGHWAY NETWORK WHICH IS BOTH A TERMINAL SYSTEM FOR LONG DISTANCE AND AN IMPORTANT PART OF A LOCAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. THIS REQUIRES THREE STAGES OF HIGHWAY PLANNING: LAYOUT OF AN URBAN NETWORK; LOCATION AND DESIGN OF INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS; AND LOCATION AND DESIGN OF TERMINAL AND PARKING FACILITIES. IN DETERMINING HIGHWAY NEEDS PROSPECTIVE AND PLANNED CHANGES IN THE AMOUNT AND DISTRIBUTION OF HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, SHOPPING, SCHOOLS, AND OTHER MAJOR LAND USES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED TOGETHER WITH POSSIBLE CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION HABITS. URBAN HIGHWAYS SHOULD BE LOCATED AND DESIGNED TO INFLUENCE CITY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ALONG DESIRED LINES AND TO FIT IN WITH OTHER PROPOSED PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. BECAUSE OF CONFLICTING LOCAL JURISDICTIONS IN METROPOLITAN AREAS OUTSIDE CITY BOUNDAARIES, THE BEST METHOD OF COORDINATED PLANNING IN MOST PLACES IF THROUGH VOLUNTARY COMMITTEES INCLUDING FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AND USING FREELY ADVICE AND PARTICIPATION OF NON-OFFICIAL AGENCIES AND INTERESTED CITIZENS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 28, pp 13-18
  • Authors:
    • MITCHELL, R B
  • Publication Date: 1949

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-10, 1948
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1971 12:00AM