Design Concepts Concerning the Multiple Use of Transportation Rights-of-Way

Report No: 75-R19

Published in 1974

About the report:

The growing shortage of available land is generating a great deal of interest in the utilization of transportation rights-of-way for uses other than for vehicles. Such structures as air-rights buildings and enclosed pedestrian bridges between buildings are examples of some of the ways rights-of-way are currently being used for purposes other than vehicles. This study explores a number of other possible ways such transportational space might be used. Included are bridge promenades and recreational towers, aerial car and people parks, STOL ports and solar energy collectors. The drawings provide a visual interpretation of these ideas and aided in the final development as is presented here as a stimulus to future study.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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William Zuk

Last updated: February 5, 2024

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