Planning Our National Park Roads and Our National Parkways
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Pages 417 through 440 and the accompanying illustrations comprise a reprint of the article as it appeared in the July 1957 issue of Traffic Quarterly.

Additional photographs are included after the reprint on pages 1 through 20 as listed below.

The cover photograph by Abbie Rowe is of a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway in a mountain valley location showing how the addition of a few native shrubs and trees helps create a natural appearance.

Pages 1 through 7 illustrate the infinite variations of nature in the National Park System and how the dominant physical features determine and control road system locations and development.

Pages 8 through 16 illustrate and describe Parkway design and construction principles followed on the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the adjoining Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. The photographs are arranged generally in sequence from north to south.

On pages 17 through 20 are illustrated planning and development practices on the Natchez Trace, Colonial, George Washington Memorial and Baltimore-Washington Parkways.

Dudley C. Bayliss

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