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Dicussion Questions #4 - 2. Various classification systems...

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2. Various classification systems are used by different agencies and other interest groups to establish a common base according to a particular interest, function, or operation of the road. Classifies the different types of roads, Control access highway-access is very carefully controlled (freeway-wider, more lanes, barrier, very low slope) Arterial roads-connect to the highway, Grand river is arterial road-has another name M43 (state roade) Collector streets- Local roads-typically what you live on 3. Mobility is an all encompassing description that includes riding comfort, absence of speed changes, operation speed, and travel time. Local roads vs. busy freeways. Access means how easy or difficult it is to get to certain road to go to a certain location. 4. Design Considerations Population of community, land use (residential zone, commercial, or industrial. Also depends on how dense these areas are. Traffic Volumes-Depends on width, horizontal curvature, vertical curvature, longitudinal street grades,
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CE 271 taught by Professor Lyles during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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