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Entering the Quiet Zone: Noise Compatible Land Use Planning


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Prepared by
Texas Southern University
Center for Transportation Training and Research
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, Texas 77004

Prepared for
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C. 20590

May 2002

This brochure has been developed to provide information to elected officials, planners, developers, and the interested public about the problem of highway traffic noise and effective responses to that problem. This report: 1) summarizes the general nature of the problem, 2) provides examples of Noise Compatible Land Use strategies either constructed or planned, and 3) encourages a proactive posture by local decision makers, developers and citizens to share in and actively influence land use next to highways.

Special thanks are offered to the City of Eugene (Oregon) Planning Department and the owners of Quail Run and Camelot Village subdivisions in Eugene, Oregon. We appreciate their time and contribution.

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Updated: 7/14/2011
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