TRAFFIC ENGINEERING RATIONALE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO EXISTING STREET NETWORKS

THE RATIONALE FOR MAKING TRAFFIC ENGINEERING OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS IS THAT NETWORK EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY CAN BE ECONOMICALLY IMPROVED IN THIS WAY. RENEWED EMPHASIS ON TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND ADDITIONAL FUNDING POSSIBILITIES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED IN RECENT YEARS. DESPITE THE ADDITIONAL EMPHASIS, THE AVERAGE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER DOES NOT HAVE THE COMPLETE AUTHORITY THAT IS NEEDED TO PROPERLY MANAGE THE CITY STREET SYSTEM AND WILL HAVE TO DEPEND ON COORDINATION AND COOPERATION WITH OTHER CITY AGENCIES TO DO THE JOB. AS THE TRAFFIC ENGINEER DOES HAVE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MANAGING CITY STREET TRAFFIC FLOW, HE SHOULD TAKE THE LEAD IN PROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. INCREASINGLY, SUCH PROOF WILL HAVE TO INCLUDE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS AS WELL AS THE TRADITIONAL ENGINEERING FACTORS. WE WILL NEED MORE DATA TO SHOW THAT THE OVERALL RATIONALE FOR MAKING TRAFFIC ENGINEERING IMPROVEMENTS IS VALID IN THE NEAR FUTURE. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Merchant, D A
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Accession Number: 00226556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1973 12:00AM