DISCUSSION OF REPORT OF INVESTIGATION OF URBAN ASPECTS OF THE HIGHWAY FINANCE PROBLEM

THE FOLLOWING OUTSTANDING POINTS WHICH SEEM TO BE EXTREMELY PERTINENT TO THIS DISCUSSION OF FINANCE, TRAFFIC, AND CONGESTION ARE: (1) THE RECOGNITION OF THE PROBLEM OF TWILIGHT ZONES AROUND THE CITY BORDERS, WHICH IS MERELY THE REPETITION OF THE BLIGHTED ZONE AROUND THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CITIES, BUT ON A LARGER SCALE, (2) STATE AID TO THE CITIES ON THROUGH ROUTES SEEMS TO BE RECEIVING INCREASING RECOGNITION, (3) CONGESTION IS RELATIVE AND WHAT IS NEEDED IS MORE EXPERIENCED PLANNING OF INTERRELATED STREET, TRANSIT, FREIGHT AND TRAFFIC FACILITIES, AND (4) TAXATION APPORTIONMENT MUST BE USED TO EQUITABLY REFLECT USE, WEAR, AND BENEFIT. THE COST OF HIGHWAY PLANNING IN INDIANAPOLIS IS REVIEWED. THE RELATION OF TRAFFIC PEAK TO CONGESTION IS DISCUSSED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 5, Pt 1, PP 238-241
  • Authors:
    • Bibbins, J R
  • Publication Date: 1926

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 3-4, 1925. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and of Special Investigations
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1970 12:00AM