ECONOMIC QUESTIONS - EFFECT OF ROAD NETWORK ON THE PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF TERRITORIES

THE SIGNIFICANCE IS CONSIDERED OF SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS WHICH SHOULD BE ANALYZED IN PARALLEL WITH ECONOMIC FACTORS WHEN PLANNING HIGHWAY NETWORKS. THE CASE OF LIEGE, BELGIUM, IS EXTENSIVELY REPORTED. EFFORTS BEING MADE IN DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN, HOLLAND AND PORTUGAL TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF IMPROVED TRAFFIC FACILITIES ON THE WELFARE OF THE AREA AFFECTED AND THE EFFECT OF HIGHWAY INVESTMENTS ON GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT ARE REPORTED. AN INCREASE IN THE QUALITY OF ROADS REDUCES RUNNING COSTS FOR VEHICLES. HOWEVER, INCREASES IN TRAFFIC SPEEDS MAY OCCUR WHICH TEND TO REDUCE VEHICLE DURABILITY. COUNTRIES WITH LARGE UNDEVELOPED LAND AREAS ARE KEENLY AWARE OF THE ADVANTAGES TO BE OBTAINED FROM GOOD ROAD NETWORKS. EVALUATION STUDIES ARE REPORTED IN INDIA, MEXICO AND MADAGASCAR. INDIA AND MEXICO IN PARTICULAR HAVE SHOWN THE BENEFITS FROM ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TO BE CONSIDERABLE. THE INDIAN REPORT INDICATES IMPORTANT SOCIAL GAINS FROM BETTER COMMUNICATIONS, PARTICULARLY IN EDUCATION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Quest 7-2, PP 11-20
  • Authors:
    • Durie, A C
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00201536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1994 12:00AM