EXPRESSWAYS, MASS TRANSIT, AND OTHER TRAFFIC INTERRELATIONSHIPS

THE NEWLY CREATED JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN MUNICI- PAL ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY OFFICIALS IS ADVOCATED AS THE LOGICAL VEHICLE FOR THE COL- LECTION OF INFORMATION FROM THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS AND UNIVERSITIES. IF EVERY LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAY IN AN URBAN AREA HAS A BYPASS, THEN SUCH A HIGHWAY SHOULD BRING ABOUT CERTAIN COLLATERAL BENEFITS BEYOND THOSE THAT ARE IMMEDIATELY APPARENT. SOME OF THE EXPRESSWAYS WILL AID TRANSIT SERVICE BY MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE SOME KIND OF EXPRESS SERVICE. IN AREAS WHERE EXISTING STREETS HAVE BEEN RELIEVED OF TRAFFIC THE LEVEL OF BUSINESS ACTIVITY SHOULD SHOW SOME BENEFIT. IMPROVED TRAFFIC OPERATIONS SHOULD BE EVIDENT ON SURFACE STREETS AFTER THE EXPRESSWAY IS IN OPERATION. TO ACHIEVE BUSINESS BENEFITS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, OFF-STREET PARKING MUST BE PROVIDED ALONG WITH THE EXPRESSWAY OR HIGHWAY PROGRAM.

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  • Accession Number: 00201849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1970 12:00AM