INTERSTATE HIGHWAY EXIT MORPHOLOGY: NON-METROPOLITAN EXIT COMMERCE ON 1-75*

Authors

  • Darrell A. Norris

    1. DARRELL A. NORRIS (Ph.D., McMaster University) is Associate Professor of Geography at the State University of New York College at Geneseo, NY 14454. His research interests are in cultural-historical geography, popular culture, and trade area analysis.
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    I am grateful to the students in my Market Area Analysis and Geodemographics course, whose assistance in categorizing and compilling 1-75 exit data was invaluable: Ronald Borgolini, Jon Caris, Paul Hackett, Amy Hoyt, Chris Montante, Lee Naughton, Walter Przbycien, Maria Quintal, John Sackett, and Holly Steagall. I also with to thank the typist, Loretta Stratton.

Abstract

The commercial non-metropolitan exit clusters of America's interstate highway system exhibit regularities of basic form, scale, mix of services provided, and the ordinal placement of establishments relative to the exit proper. An examination of 354 exits serving 1-75 indicates the typical morphology of interstate exit clusters.

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