Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Press Association

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Press Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... summary of this information is that most of the roads are generally bad many weeks each year. Most of the work is done at the wrong season, and the system is an extravagant one. ROAD TRAFFIC CENSUS How much are the roads used? How many vehicles pass over a given road? The value of a road like anything else is determined by the amount of use that is made of it. If it is found that two different roads were put to the same amount of use, that is, carried the same amount of trafiic, and these roads were situated in different communities, on one of which it was found economical and an advantage to that community to spend $5,000 a mile in constructing a road, it would in general be fair to assume that it would be worth while for the second community to spend about the same amount on its road which had an equal amount of travel. For the first time in this country a systematic census of road traflic has been undertaken and an actual count of vehicles passing at seventyone (71) points in diflferent parts of the State is made three or four times a month throughout the year. The results of this census will show, among other things, exactly how the condition of the road effects its use In addition this data brings out very clearly the importance of good road conditions to the business interests of the smaller cities. For example, it is found that the trafiic over earth roads is five to seven times as much when the roads are in good condition as during January, February, and March; while the increase in the traffii in good weather where the roads are in good condition the year around, is only doubled, and in some instances observed the amount of trafllc was remarkably uniform throughout the year. This latter condition was noticed particularly where..
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789911
  • 9781236789914