THE AESTHETIC DESIGN OF ROADWAYS

THE HIGHWAY ENGINEER HAS BEEN CALLED THE ENEMY OF NATURAL BEAUTY. THERE IS A GROWING DEMAND FOR AESTHETICS IN HIGHWAY DESIGN. THE HIGHWAY ENGINEER MUST INCORPORATE AESTHETICAL ASPECTS INTO HIS PROJECTS. CRITICISM HAS RESULTED FROM POORLY DESIGNED ROADWAYS AND THERE IS A NEED FOR DESIGNERS TO RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEM AND SEEK PROPER SOLUTIONS. TWO ASPECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED' THE VIEW FROM THE ROAD AND THE VIEW OF THE ROAD. THE FOLLOWING DESIGN CRITERIA ARE SUGGESTED' 1/ ALIGNMENT AND PROFILE SHOULD BE RELATED TO EACH OTHER AND TO THE TOPOGRAPHY, 2/ ALIGNMENT SHOULD BE CURVILINEAR, 3/ THE CROSS SECTION SHOULD BLEND WITH THE TERRAIN, AND 4/ SEPARATED LANES SHOULD BE DESIGNED INDEPENDENTLY PROVIDING MEDIANS WHICH VARY HORIZONTALLY AND VERTICALLY. MUCH RESEARCH IS NEEDED IN THIS AREA. THE AUTHORS SPECIFICALLY REFER TO THE RIDEAU RIVER PARKWAY AND THE GATINEAU PARKWAY IN THE OTTAWA-HULL AREA AS BEING GOOD EXAMPLES OF WELL-DESIGNED ROADWAYS. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 332-346, 19 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Macniven, J A
    • Kearney, J H
    • Stewart, G G
  • Publication Date: 1965-9-27

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  • Accession Number: 00203206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 349-352
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1994 12:00AM