THE CHICAGO CROSSTOWN EXPRESSWAY

THE PLANNING OF THE CHICAGO CROSSTOWN EXPRESSWAY WAS DISCUSSED. ITS POTENTIAL ALIGNMENT WITHIN THE CORRIDOR WAS EVALUATED SEPARATELY FROM THREE DIFFERENT ASPECTS: ENGINEERING, COMMUNITY IMPACT, AND DEMOGRAPHIC AND POPULATION EFFECT. WHILE RELATIVE VALUES WERE GIVEN FOR EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL CRITERIA IN THE THREE CATEGORIES WITH RESPECT TO ONE ANOTHER, ALIGMENTS WERE RATED SEPARATELY FOR EACH CATEGORY. THE CATEGORY FOR ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS INCLUDED ALL TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE FACILITY. THE COMMUNITY IMPACT CATEGORY ATTEMPTED TO EVALUATE ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICAL BASES, THE EXTENT TO WHICH PEOPLE IN BUSINESS WOULD BE DISLOCATED BY THE PROPOSED ALIGNMENT. THE DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY INVESTIGATED POPULATION TRENDS, POTENTIAL DISPLACEMENT OF SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, PARKS, AND SPECIAL PURPOSE PUBLIC IN THE LOCATION OF THE EXPRESSWAY WAS AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT COMPATIBLE WITH THE WAY THOSE AFFECTED BY THE FACILITY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEIR FACILITY DEVELOPED. SPECIAL ATTENTION WAS GIVEN TO THE ADDITION OF BADLY NEEDED SMALL PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS, TO THE REDUCTION OF HEAVY TRUCKING OVER RESIDENTIAL STREETS, AND TO THE MINIMUM DISPLACEMENT OF FAMILIES. LOCATION AND DESIGN PROPOSALS ATTEMPTED TO ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY OF COMMERCIAL-STRIP DEVELOPMENT AND TO ASSIST IN CONSOLIDATING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES INTO EFFICIENT CENTERS. PROVISION WAS ALSO MADE FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR MASS TRANSIT WITHIN THE ALIGNMENT. A SUMMARY IS PRESENTED OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF DIVIDED ALIGNMENT WITH INTERIOR ACCESS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 41-52
  • Monograph Title: Joint development and multiple use of transportation rights-of-way; proceedings of a conference held November 14-15, 1968, Washington, DC
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1994 12:00AM