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Presentation | 2013

Avoiding the Bypass Blues

  • Authored by:  Karen Seggerman
  • Event:  2012 National Conference on Access Management

Avoiding the Bypass Blues: Managing Impacts on Small- and Medium-Sized Communities
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Impacts of Bypass Highways on Small- and Medium-Size Communities

Florida DOT Project (2011)

Objective: 

To gain insights on and make recommendations regarding how to study the possible indirect impacts of new bypass highways on land use and other considerations in Florida

  • Strategic Intermodal System
    • Significant to statewide mobility
  • Small- and medium-sized communities
    • 1,000 to 50,000

In Conclusion

  • A bypass may seem like the best way to resolve issues of congestion through small- and medium-sized communities
  • Impacts should be thoroughly understood by stakeholders
  • Indirect impacts
    • Opens up area to new development
    • May redistribute area’s economic activity
    • Land use, livability, community character, local mobility

Important to identify impacts and strategies for mitigation
 

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