WASHINGTON STATE STUDIES

THREE STUDIES WERE CONDUCTED IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN RESPONSE TO A VARIETY OF PROBLEMS POSED BY THE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND THE TAX SITUATION. ONE STUDY WAS CONCERNED WITH THE IMPACT OF URBAN EXPRESSWAYS ON URBAN LAND VALUES. THE IMPACT OF IMPROVEMENT IN RURAL AREAS WAS STUDIED. LAND VALUES WERE STUDIED IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ONE CHANGES THE ROAD SITUATION IN AN AREA. THE URBAN STUDY WAS CONCERNED WITH THE EFFECT OF EXPRESSWAYS ON URBAN LAND VALUES. IMPROVED ACCESS TO THE SEATTLE AREA THROUGH THE BUILDING OF A BRIDGE TO THE EAST AND THE OPENING UP OF NEW LANDS TRIBUTARY TO THIS CITY CENTER HAVE HAD VAST EFFECTS ON LAND VALUES. EACH STUDY PROCEDED BY OBSERVING A SERIES OF LAND VALUES AND THEN INTERVIEWING PERSONS WHO RESIDED ON THE SUBJECT LAND. STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES WERE APPLIED TO ASSOCIATE THE POSITION THAT THE STUDIED PARCELS OF LAND HAD ON THE ROAD SYSTEM WITH THE LAND VALUE STRUCTURE OF THE AREA. TECHNIQUES USED WERE: TRAVEL INTERVIEW, DATA FROM PUBLIC SOURCES FOR LAND VALUES, AND STANDARD STATISTICAL PROCEDURES. A STATISTICAL MODEL WAS DEVELOPED WHICH WAS SUCCESSFULLY USED.

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  • Accession Number: 00201837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1970 12:00AM