A GUIDE FOR HIGHWAY LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

ON THE BASIS OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION CITED IN THE FOREWORD, GUIDELINES ARE PRESENTED FOR THE INTEGRATON OF LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INTO HIGHWAY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. AMONG THE IMPORTANT FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED ARE USE OF CORRIDOR LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS AND OTHER FEATURES FOR TOTAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT, MULTIPLE USE, AND JOINT DEVELOPMENT POSSIBILITIES OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY; THE PROPER RELATIONSHIP OF APPROPRIATE GEOMETRIC DESIGN TO TOPOGRAPHY AND NATURAL FEATURES; THE POTENTIAL FOR CONSERVATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES; THE POTENTIAL FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES, VIEWS, AND VISTAS; PROVISION OF OPEN SPACE AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES; AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ASSURING LAND USE HARMONY, INCLUDING SCREENING OR BUFFERING AGAINST ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL OR USE FACTORS. THE APPROACH EMPHASIZES COORDINATED PLANNING.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 84 Pp, 48 PHOT, REFS, 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of State Highway Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Publication Date: 1970

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1971 12:00AM