RELOCATION OF PEOPLE AND HOMES, FROM FREEWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY- COMMUNITY EFFECTS

INCREASING CONCERN WITH THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF FREEWAY CONSTRUCTION IS CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OVER-ALL HIGHWAY PICTURE. PARTICULAR CONCERN WITH THE IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY OF THE DISPLACEMENT OF PEOPLE AND HOMES FROM THE FREEWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY IS ESPECIALLY EVIDENT. IN THE LOCATION AND DESIGN OF MODERN CONTROLLED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS, ATTEMPTS ARE MADE TO MINIMIZE SUCH DISPLACEMENTS. NONETHELESS, THE RELOCATION OF SOME PEOPLE AND HOMES IS UNAVOIDABLE, PARTICULARLY WHERE FREEWAYS ARE PROJECTED THROUGH URBAN AREAS. THE EFFECTS ON THE COMMUNITY OF THIS NECESSARY DISPLACEMENT HAVE GENERALLY BEEN LITTLE RESEARCHED AND ARE LARGELY UNKNOWN. THE WEIGHT THAT MIGHT REASONABLY BE IMPUTED TO THIS FACTOR IN THE OVER-ALL LOCATIONAL AND DESIGN PICTURE IS THUS RELATIVELY UNCERTAIN AS WELL, AND THE MINIMIZING PROCESS AT LEAST HYPOTHETICALLY DEFICIENT. IN CALIFORNIA A RATHER CONSIDERABLE BODY OF EMPIRICAL DATA HAS BEEN GATHERED ON THE MOVEMENTS OF FREEWAY-DISPLACED OWNERS AND THE ULTIMATE DISPOSITION OF THEIR FORMER HOMES. THIS PAPER OUTLINES THESE RESEARCHES AS MEASURES OF COMMUNITY EFFECT, AND TENTATIVELY EVALUATES THEIR FINDINGS, APPLICABILITY, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR HIGHWAY PLANNING AND DESIGN. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 92-100
  • Monograph Title: Land Acquisition 1962
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM