Community impact assessment for US17

Anne Morris

in Running on empty

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9781861345707
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303282 | DOI:
Community impact assessment for US17

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility


Show Summary Details


This chapter presents a community-impact assessment (CIA) that was initiated in response to road-widening proposals for route US17, one of the oldest highways in the US. The assessment method was modelled on Federal Highways Administration guidance and involved nine minority ethnic and low-income communities that would be impacted upon by the proposals. The removal of local personal-support services, the separation of family members, and the changing of traffic patterns will all have an impact on the community that cannot be gauged by simply looking at a map, measuring acreage, and counting structures to be taken. None of these things provide insight into its human foundation. These can only be understood by getting to know those who live and work in a community.

Keywords: community-impact assessment; road-widening proposals; route US17; Federal Highways Administration

Chapter.  9830 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.