Early Highway Planning

  • Edward Weiner


Early highway planning grew out the need for information on the rising tide of automobile and truck usage during the first quarter of the twentieth century. From 1904, when the first automobiles ventured out of the cities, traffic grew at a steady and rapid rate. After the initial period of highway construction which connected many of the nation’s cities, emphasis shifted to improving the highway system to carry these increased traffic loads. New concepts were pioneered to increase highway capacity including control of access, elimination of at grade intersections, new traffic control devices, and improved roadway design. Transit properties were privately held were the purview of cities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Weiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Silver SpringUSA

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