WIT Press


Visual Impacts Of Highway And Urban Street Projects

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000461

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,220 kb

Author(s)

A.G. Kollaros & D.A. Athanasopoulou

Abstract

Visual impact assessments are an integral part of the visual landscape design and are required when road projects are proposed in scenic areas. Procedures for a visual impact assessment report are given. The various elements of the horizontal and vertical alignment are studied in connection to the visual impacts a road has on the environment, together with an evaluation of the roadside usage. The prefecture of Xanthi, Northern Greece, has several scenic roads. One of them crosses the mountainous northern part of the area. Many environmental impacts there exist because of the location and alignment of the roadway. Solutions are proposed in optical form through pictures of two sites, processed by the authors. 1 Introduction "Impact" means any effect caused by a proposed activity on the environment including human health and safety, flo

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