FREEWAY BYPASS STUDIES

THIS STUDY IS AN EFFORT TO DETERMINE BYPASS EFFECTS THROUGH THE USE OF RELATIVELY SHORT RANGE, EMPIRICAL RESEARCHES. ATTENTION HAS BEEN DIRECTED TO THE BUSINESS LOCATED ALONG THE OLD HIGHWAY FROM WHICH THROUGH TRAFFIC HAS BEEN DIVERTED BY THE BYPASSING FREEWAY. CHANGES IN THE BYPASSED AREA OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD (TWO YEARS BEFORE AND TWO YEARS AFTER) ARE COMPARED WITH CHANGES FOR SIMILAR BUINESSES IN THE PARENT COUNTY, WHERE BOTH STUDY AREA AND COUNTY BUSINESSES ARE SEEN TO HAVE CLOSELY FOLLOWED EACH OTHER PRIOR TO ANY HIGHWAY CHANGES. THUS DIFFERENCES IN THE AFTER PERIOD ARE ATTRIBUTED LARGELY TO THE FREEWAY AND SUBSEQUENTLY INFERENCES ON BYPASS EFFECTS CAN BE DRAWN. CROSS BUSINESS VOLUMES AND REAL ESTATE VALUES ARE THE PRINCIPAL SOURCES OF DATA. EACH OF THE 16 COMPLETED STUDIES IN THIS CONTINUING SERIES IS ANNOTATED SEPARATELY. A REPORT ON THE STUDY OF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CITY OF LAFAYETTE, THE LATEST STUDY, SHOULD NOW BE AVAILABLE. /VHRC/

  • Publication Date: 1949

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  • Accession Number: 00201452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Virginia Highway Research Council
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Continuing Series
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 1970 12:00AM