FREEWAYS AND RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS

THE INFLUENCE OF FREEWAYS CROSSING THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD AREAS WAS EVALUATED IN THE NORTH BROADWAY AREA OF SEATTLE, WHICH IS SUBDIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS BY TWO FREEWAYS. DATA WERE COLLECTED ON LAND USE, HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS, TRAFFIC VOLUMES, AND ACCIDENT HAZARDS. THE ZONING AND LAND USE STUDY REVEALED PRESSURES ARE TENDING TO MAKE THE THREE DIVISIONS INDIVIDUAL PARTS OF THE TOTAL AREA. MOST HOUSE- HOLDERS FELT THE AREA HAD IMPROVED DESPITE DIFFICULTIES IN ACCESS TO SCHOOLS. RESIDENTS OF THE ONE COMMERCIAL AND APARTMENT DIVISION THOUGHT PROPERTY VALUES HAD INCREASED. IN TWO DIVISIONS, SHOPPING CHARACTERISTICS HAD CHANGED. TRAFFIC VOLUMES AND ACCIDENTS ON ARTERIALS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE DECREASED. TRAFFIC DECREASE HAS RESULTED IN NEW APART- MENT CONSTRUCTION IN TWO DIVISIONS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: p 57
  • Monograph Title: Forecasting models and economic impact of highways
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM