SLOW TRAFFIC IN TOWNS (CYCLES AND MOPEDS) /IN DUTCH/

BASED ON THE LARGE NUMBER OF TWO-WHEELED VEHICLES IN THE NETHERLANDS, THE INCREASED NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS INVOLVING BICYCLES AND MOPEDS, AND THE LIMITED EXTENT TO WHICH SEGREGATION OF TRAFFIC CAN BE INTRODUCED INTO EXISTING TOWNS, SOME PROPOSALS ARE PUT FORWARD TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS OF SLOW TRAFFIC ON MAIN ROADS. THE OPTIMUM SOLUTION WOULD BE TO HAVE CYCLE TRACKS SEPARATED FROM THE MAIN ROAD BE A VERGE. IN ORDER TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS BETWEEN VEHICLES TURNING OFF THE MAIN ROADWAY AND TWO-WHEELED VEHICLES TRAVELLING STRAIGHT AHEAD, CYCLE TRACKS SHOULD STOP AT A CERTAIN DISTANCE FROM THE JUNCTION. THE DECISION TO BUILD SEPARATE CYCLE TRACKS MUST DEPEND ON DISTANCE BETWEEN JUNCTIONS. SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS MUST BE DESIGNED TO ALLOW COMPLETE SEGREGATION OF SLOW AND FAST TRAFFIC. /TRRL/SWOV/

  • Authors:
    • BRAND, H
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 436-44
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1972 12:00AM