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the government has led communities to choose the location for their activities based onpatterns contrary to their own particular interests. This phenomenon has generatedmultiple consequences. This report addresses the dispersal of activities and theinefficient street connectivity as they affect thresholds for roadway widening. It isimportant to find what levels of land use activity would result in a network that operatesat volumes that balance street capacity and use efficient street designs. By doing that,highway widening can be avoided and the transportation network could be used in amore efficient way. (Alba et al, 2004)According to Scott, highway and street projects in urban areas often involveconflicts with existing utility poles. In determining what effect utility poles may have on aproject and how they should be handled, full consideration should be given to measuresto ensure the safety of the traveling public and features to protect the operation,integrity, and visual quality of the highway or street. These measures and featuresshould reflect sound engineering principles and economic data, and should be basedupon minimum offset and clear zone distances, crash experience, and availablecountermeasures.According to Balatero et al. (2016), the government is implementing roadwidening on a feverish rate, but the projects end up useless and even pose danger tomotorists and passengers because of utility poles obstructing the roads. Drivers andcommuters lamented that utility poles in the middle of the newly-constructed roads havebecome obstructions and imperil their lives.
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On the other hand, according to Polonio (2016), a power distribution utility isseeking for the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) on the relocation of postsovertaken by road expansions and widening.As stated by Department Order No. 37, Series of 2014, the presence of fallenelectrical and other utility poles, tangled/twisted transmission/distribution and other linesof cable, communications and utility service providers; and felled trees along nationalroads as a result of natural and man-made calamities create imminent danger to livesand properties and hamper speedy relief operations, prompt delivery of basic goods andservices and the immediate restoration of damaged public infrastructure facilities.According to Litman (2005), roadway design refers to factors such as block size,road-cross-section (the number, widths and management of traffic lanes, parking lanes,traffic islands, and sidewalks), traffic calming features, sidewalk condition, streetfurniture (utility poles, benches, garbage cans, etc.), landscaping, and the number andsize of driveways. Roadway designs that reduce motor vehicle traffic speeds, improveconnectivity, favor alternative modes, and improve walking and cycling conditions tendto reduce automobile traffic and encourage use of alternative modes, depending onspecific conditions. Roadway design that improves walking conditions and aesthetics
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