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Landscape of highways

An essay based on work undertaken at Yale University, Department of City Planning, into the analysis and design of landscape for major highways. The project itself was undertaken for the State of Connecticut with the title "Highway as Environment" and was published in 1971.

The Transportation Research Board Library entry for the research report is as follows:

Accession number: 00261208

The report describes several methods that may have application in the location and design of proposed highways and the improvement of existing facilities with respect to their relationship to the environment. Data on driver response to visual features has led to the development of a model-making and a photographic technique that might be used to test design proposals for improved safety, serviceability and the effect on the environment. Case studies of four highway types, were used to identify the features significant for the highway user, adjacent property owners, and the community. Proposed design changes and controls are outlined.

Prepared in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C. and the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Bureau of Highways.

Author(s)Tim Pharoah


View from the road, highways, landscape, landscaping, "Highway as Environment"

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