EXPRESSWAYS

EXPRESSWAYS ARE DEFINED BY THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS AS A DIVIDED ARTERIAL HIGHWAY FOR THRU TRAFFIC WITH FULL OR PARTIAL CONTROL OF ACCESS AND GENERALLY WITH GRADE SEPARATIONS AT INTERSECTIONS. EXPRESSWAYS APPEAR TO BE DOMINANT INFLUENCES ON THE DIRECTION AND CHARACTER OF TERRITORIAL EXPANSION OF URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS. WHERE THERE IS NO CONTROL OF ACCESS, GOODS AND SERVICES ARE MOST PROFITABLE, ALLOWING FOR COMPETITION OFF THE EXPRESSWAYS. THE COMMON PRACTICE HAS BEEN TO MAKE NO PROVISION FOR SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE PLEASURE DRIVER ON THE EXPRESSWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY. THE LOCATION OF POINTS OF ACCESS FROM EXPRESSWAYS IS A LARGE FACTOR IN DETERMINING MOTEL SITES. ACCESS BY TOLL ROADS TENDS TO HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE POTENTIAL SUCCESS OF A SHOPPING CENTER. THE IMPETUS THAT EXPRESSWAYS GIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF VACANT LAND CAN BE SITED FOR ANY URBAN AREA SUCH FACILITIES SERVE. EXPRESSWAYS HAVE GIVEN IMPETUS TO THE INCREASING DECENTRALIZATION OF INDUSTRY. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT IF EXPRESSWAYS ARE TO HAVE ANY LONG-RANGE VALUE, COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING ON A REGIONAL LEVEL AND A CORRESPONDING DEVELOPMENT OF POLICY WILL BE NEEDED TO GUIDE AND CONTROL THE CHANGES IN THE PATTERNS OF LAND USE.

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  • Accession Number: 00201629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM