RELATING HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT TO PEOPLE

CONCERN IS EXPRESSED IN THE METHOD OF RELATING THE INFLU- ENCE OF TRAFFIC TO PEOPLE: WHERE THEY LIVE, WHERE THEY WORK, WHERE THEY SHOP, AND TO THEIR BUSINESS. PILOT STUDIES WERE INAUGURATED BY THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS IN THE WASHINGTON AREA TO FIND OUT THE EFFECT OF HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT ON THE NUMBER OF TRIPS TO THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND TO SUBURBAN CENTERS. EMPLOYMENT CENTERS AND RESIDENTIAL LAND USES WERE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LAND USES AND TRAFFIC. HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT DOES HAVE A SER- IOUS IMPACT ON THE WHOLE NATION. THE NEED IS DISCUSSED OF BEING ABLE TO MEASURE THESE VARIABLES. IT IS URGED THAT ALL PLANNING COMMISSIONS PRODUCE LAND USE MAPS, BOTH FOR CURRENT LAND USE AND FOR PROJECTED LAND USE.

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  • Accession Number: 00201851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1970 12:00AM