|M.Sc Student||Elias Wafa|
|Subject||Effects of Bypasses on Urban Development, Majd-Alkroom -|
A Case Study
|Department||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Supervisors||Professor Shalom Hakkert|
|Professor Pnina Plaut|
This study deals with the analysis of the influences of building a by-pass road on the development of a small town through the case-study analysis of Majd-Alkroom.
The study used a longitudinal study type approach , investigating changes that occurred over time in relation to the construction of the first bypass road in 1952 and the second bypass in 1996 .
The methodology adopted in the study includes :
Whereas the first bypass constricted land - use development for reasons described in the study and the road safety situations did not improve , the second bypass was associated with positive changes in most aspects. It appears that the bypass effects depended on a variety of variables including : the bypass's location , its distance from the town centre , the level of socio - economic development , approved land - use plan , planning policy , town size and traffic volumes .