Modification of Major Corridor Location Criteria

by George D. Barnes, (M.ASCE), Mrg.; Mid-South Div., Buchart-Horn, Consulting Engrs. and Planners, Memphis, TN,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 1, Pg. 31-41

Document Type: Journal Paper


Transportation engineers locating major transportation corridors, specifically in urban areas, must now incorporate in planning, location, and design considerations hitherto slighted factors of esthetics, environmental and ecological controls, and concerns of existing land use surrounding the proposed corridor. They must strive to educate the public to the benefits of transportation corridors in the daily operation of the vast and complex society in which we live. They must work with sociologists, ecologists, conservationists, etc. to form a more encompassing design approach to transportation problems of today's society. Emotionalism and selfish aims of a few in the vociferous minority must not deter the ultimate goal of transportation engineers in providing the best in planning, design, engineering safety, and comfort while including esthetic, environmental, and conservationist considerations and parameters. Proper perspective with sensible priorities of the best overall, integrated corridor design must be applied by the principal member of the transportation concept team—the transportation engineer.

Subject Headings: Transportation corridors | Sustainable development | Aesthetics | Land use | Public transportation | Social factors | Ecological restoration | Human factors

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