Major Street Report: Des Moines, IA, 1939

(1939) Major Street Report: Des Moines, IA, 1939. Transportation, Department of

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There are 643-miles of streets in Des Moines. Some constitute a heritage from the days of the horse and buggy. Many were given to the city by subdividers interested in gaining access to their lots. Some were created by the public at great cost to provide for the flood of automobiles that has descended upon the city in recent decades. Use of the automobile for local transportation can be expected to increase in the future. Although the number of cars will probably stabilize with the leveling off of the city's population, it will be necessary to develop wide and direct routes to accommodate these vehicles. These wide and direct routes will comprise the major street system and will provide for convenient and direct access from one section of the city to another.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Streets, Des Moines, Urban street planning, city planning
Subjects: City and town government
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments > Urban environments
Transportation > Roads and highways
ID Code: 25414
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 25 Oct 2017 16:48
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 16:48