THE TRAFFIC ZONE SYSTEM IN THE CITY CORE OF GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

TO ACHIEVE QUICK ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND BETTER TRANSPORTATION WITHOUR HEAVY EXPENDITURE, THE GOTHENBURG CITY COUNCIL DIVIDED THE CITY INTO FIVE DISTRICTS. THROUGH TRAFFIC WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE HEAVY LOADED STREETS TO THE TANGENTIAL STREETS BY CLOSING THE BORDERS TO TRAFFIC OTHER THAN PEDESTRIANS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT. NO STREETS WERE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, AND TRANSPORTATION TOOK PLACE AS USUAL THOUGH IT WAS NECESSARY TO GET INTO CIRCULATION ROUTES LOCATED AROUND THE CITY CORE TO REACH THE NEXT ZONE. THE PUBLIC WAS INFORMED OF THE NEW SYSTEM BY PAMPHLET DISTRIBUTION AND ADVERTISING. ZONE SYMBOLS HELPED MOTORISTS CHOOSE THE SHORTEST ROUTE. THE TRAFFIC VOLUME IN THE MAIN STREETS HAS BEEN REDUCED BY 70 PERCENT, THERE IS MORE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR THE PEDESTRIANS, AND AIR POLLUTION AND TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REDUCED. PRIVATE MOTORISTS HAVE ACCEPTED THE SYSTEM WELL, BUT THERE HAS BEEN PROTEST FROM THE TAXICAB ORGANIZATION, WHICH ASKS TO BE TREATED AS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. RETAIL RRADE INCREASED CONSIDERABLY IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND TO A LESSER EXTENT IN THE CITY CORE. THE NEED FOR INCREASED PARKING FACILITIES IS BEING MET . /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 31-36
  • Monograph Title: Parking as an alterant to the traffic pattern
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022592
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM