Design and Information Requirements for Travel and Tourism Needs on Scenic Byways

Report No: 95-R1

Published in 1994

About the report:

The purpose of this study was to develop a system design and information evaluation process that could be used to review proposed or designated scenic byways. The process was intended to ensure that the geometric and traffic design of these roads were compatible with their intended use. The process that was developed involves the following steps: (1) collection of data pertaining to traffic accidents and geometric elements, (2) analysis of accident and traffic data, (3) identification of improvements for motorized and nonmotorized traffic, and (4) provision of information and services. The process was successfully used to identify design and information requirements for an existing scenic byway: Route 711, located in Powhatan County, Virginia. The authors recommend that VDOT develop a design guide and maintain a database of information pertaining to scenic byways. They also recommend that the system design and information methodology be tested by VDOT for other designated and proposed scenic byways.

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.


Other Authors

Christiana M. Briganti, Lester A. Hoel, Ph.D.

Last updated: December 18, 2023

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