Effects of Highways On Urban Environments

Gerald M. Sturman

DOI: 10.2190/J06R-HTWL-BTWN-5FRQ


This article describes a study performed to identify the impacts of an urban highway on the communities through which it passes. Air pollution, noise pollution, access disruption, loss of job opportunities, and loss of housing are analyzed. Considerable additional work in these areas has been performed by the author and others since this paper was written two years ago. This additional work represents significant extensions to the material presented here, and will be reported in a subsequent paper.

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