VISUAL VALUES FOR HIGHWAYS: DEVELOPMENT OF RELATIVE VISUAL VALUES OF ESTHETIC MERIT FOR HIGHWAY PLANNING AND DESIGN

THE RESULTS OF RESEARCH CARRIED OUT IN THE THIRD YEAR (1969-70) OF A STUDY OF HIGHWAY ESTHETICS, ARE DISCUSSED. THIS RESEARCH DEALT WITH THE IDENTIFICATION OF CHARACTERISTICS HAVING VISUAL AND ESTHETIC MERIT IN THE HIGHWAY ENVIRONMENT AND THE MANY POSSIBLE INTERRELATION- SHIPS OR INTERDEPENDENCIES OF THESE CHARACTERISTICS AS VARI- ABLES IN HIGHWAY PLANNING AND DESIGN. TECHNIQUES WERE DEVISED TO IDENTIFY THE RELATIVE MERITS OF VISUAL CHARACTERISTICS ON A COMPARATIVE BASIS AND TO PREDICT HOW THEY MIGHT INFLUENCE IMPROVED DRIVER PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE. THE METHODOLOGY, DATA, AND PROCEDURES FOR THE DETERMINATION OF VISUAL VALUES OF MERIT WERE TESTED AND ILLUSTRATED BY CASE STUDY, USING AN EXISTING HIGHWAY (ROUTE 109, IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS) WHICH IS CURRENTLY PROPOSED FOR RELOCATION AND REDESIGN. VOLUME TWO IS THE TECHNICAL REPORT WHICH SHOWS HOW VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HIGHWAY DESIGN CAN BE UNDERTAKEN; IT EMPHASIZES VISUAL CHARACT- ERISTICS RELATIVE TO DIFFERENT SITES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Authors:
    • Hornbeck, P L
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00203588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2vol
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM