SOCIAL EFFECTS OF MODERN HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION

EVIDENCE IS PRESENTED OF THE SOCIAL EFFECTS THAT HIGHWAYS HAVE CREATED. SOCIAL EFFECTS ON HIGHWAY USERS AND NONUSERS ARE DESCRIBED, AND REFERENCE IS MADE TO SUCH EFFECTS AS MOBILE AND DRIVE-IN SERVICES AND TO THE EFFECT HIGHWAYS HAVE ON PUBLIC SERVICES, OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT AND NONWORK ACTIVITIES, AND RESIDENTIAL PATTERNS AND CHARACTERISTICS. THE DISCUSSION OF HIGHWAY EFFECTS ON RESIDENCES, FOR EXAMPLE, EXAMINES SUCH MATTERS AS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIGHWAYS AND URBAN BLIGHT, THE DIFFERING EFFECTS OF ELEVATED AND DEPRESSED HIGHWAYS, AND THE INFLUENCE OF HIGHWAYS ON RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. THE IMPORTANCE OF RECOGNIZING AND PUBLICIZING THESE SOCIAL EFFECTS FOR BETTER PUBLIC RELATIONS AND HIGHWAY PLANNING IS POINTED OUT. /AUTHOR/

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    • Thiel, Floyd I
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  • Publication Date: 1962

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-20
  • Monograph Title: Indirect effects of highway improvement
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  • Accession Number: 00201398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1994 12:00AM