REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC REGULATION IN MUNICIPALITIES- ONE-WAY STREETS

THE REASONS AND THE EFFECTS OF THE DESIGNATION OF EXISTING TWO-WAY STREETS FOR TRAFFIC IN ONE DIRECTION IS LAID BEFORE PUBLIC OFFICIALS. A MUNICIPALITY MAY PROVIDE FOR INCREASED TRAFFIC VOLUME IN THIS MANNER AT PRACTICALLY NO COST. OTHER REASONS FOR ONE-WAY STREETS MAY BE REDUCTION OF ACCIDENTS, PROVISION FOR HEAVY DIRECTIONAL FLOWS OF TRAFFIC AT CERTAIN HOURS, OR THE CONTROL OF PROGRESSION AT DESIRABLE SPEED. ONE-WAY STREETS PRACTICALLY ELIMINATE HEAD-ON COLLISIONS AND SIDE-SWIPE ACCIDENTS BETWEEN VEHICLES PROCEEDING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. IT RESTRICTS THE NECESSARY SCOPE OF ATTENTION FOR BOTH OPERATORS AND PEDESTRIANS, REDUCES PROBABILITY OF TURNING ACCIDENTS AND ELIMINATES HEADLIGHT GLARE. AMONG THE DISADVANTAGES ARISING FROM ONE-WAY STREET TRAFFIC IS THE NECESSITY FOR ADDITIONAL TRAVEL DISTANCE TO REACH CERTAIN DESTINATIONS, THE INCREASED ACCIDENT EXPOSURE TO VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS BY REASON OF TRAVERSING TWO OR MORE ADDITIONAL INTERSECTIONS, AND THE PROBABILITY OF ACCIDENTS AND CONFUSION WHERE STREETS ARE NOT ONE-WAY THROUGHOUT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 17, ParT I, PP 389 - 392; part of Report of Department of Traffic
  • Authors:
    • Canning, W S
    • Morrison, R L
    • Eldridge, M O
  • Publication Date: 1938

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 1937. Part I
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM