INDIANA BYPASS RESEARCH COMBINES ECONOMIC AND TRAFFIC DATA

THE CASE SUTDY APPROACH WAS USED WITH BEFORE-AND-AFTER STUDIES IN TWO INDIANA CITIES TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF BYPASSES ON COMMUNITIES. AMONG THE TYPES OF SURVEYS MADE WERE ORIGIN-DESTINATION STUDIES, TRAVEL-TIME STUDIES, ACCI- DENT STUDIES, AND OTHER STUDIES TO GIVE THE TRAFFIC BENEFITS BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER. LAND USE SURVEYS, LAND VALUE STUDIES, AND BUSINESS EFFECTS STUDIES WERE MADE. THERE WERE TRAFFIC BENEFITS, BUT USES CENTERED IN THE NON-HIGHWAY USER BENEFITS. LAND VALUE INCREASED APPROXIMATELY 50% DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF THE BYPASS. THE LAND USE CHANGE WAS FOUND TO BE ACCELERATED BY THE BYPASS, HOWEVER, THE LAND VALUE INCREASE WAS VARIABLE BEING DEPENDENT ON DISTANCE FROM THE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT AND CLOSENESS TO INTERSECTIONS. THE LAND VALUE WAS FOUND TO BE DEPENDENT ON THE TYPE OF LAND USE. THESE DATA WERE USED TO POINT OUT THAT IN RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION MORE THOUGHT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO BENEFITS THAT ACCRUE TO THE LAND DIRECTLY AFFECTED, AS WELL AS TO DAMAGES TO THAT LAND. THESE STUDIES ARE BEING CONTINUED TO DETERMINE THE INFLUENCES ON THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

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  • Accession Number: 00201848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1970 12:00AM