DEVELOPING PRIORITIES FOR STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS IN URBAN AREAS

THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A RATIONAL METHOD FOR EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE STREET-IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS IN URBAN RENEWAL AREAS IS DESCRIBED. THE METHODOLLOGY WAS DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO A NEED FOR A PROGRAM OF STREET RECONSTRUCTION THAT WOULD RESULT IN THE ASSIGNMENT OF PRIORITIES BUT WOULD BE BASED ON A CAREFUL EVALUATION OF ALL THE RELEVANT FACTORS INVOLVED. A NUMERICAL RATING OF EACH STREET, CURB, AND SIDEWALK ELEMENT IS PRODUCED, WHICH PERMITS ALL COMPONENTS TO BE LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE. THE RATING THAT IS OBTAINED FOR EACH STREET SECTION IS COMPARED TO A DESIRED LEVEL OF IMPROVEMENT. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTUAL AND DESIRED CONDITIONS IS A NUMERICAL MEASURE OF THE IMPROVEMENT THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED. THE VALUE IS WEIGHTED TO REFLECT THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF EACH STREET SECTION, AND PRIORITIES FOR IMPROVEMENTS ARE ESTABLISHED BY DETERMINING THE IMPROVEMENT-COST RATIO FOR EACH STREET SECTION. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 109-118
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Evaluation of Transportation Systems
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019605
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM