JACKSON BOULEVARD ANALYSIS OF TRAFFIC OPERATIONS

PENDING COMPLETION OF THE CONGRESS STREET EXPRESSWAY IN 1956, RELIEF FOR THE CONGESTED TRAFFIC FROM CHICAGO'S WEST SIDE INTO THE LOOP IS BEING SOUGHT THROUGH THE BOULEVARD SYSTEM. AN EXTENSIVE ANALYSIS OF TRAFFIC OPERATION ON JACKSON BOULEVARD IS DESCRIBED. BASED ON THIS ANALYSIS, CHANGES IN TRAFFIC OPERATION, PARKING, SIGNING AND SIGNALING WERE RECOMMENDED. THIS MODERNIZATION PROGRAM IS DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED. ALTHOUGH THE ENTIRE PROGRAM HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED, REVISION OF PARKING ORDINANCES, RE-SIGNING OF THE ENTIRE BOULEVARD, AND INSTALLATION OF LANE MARKERS AND STENCILS HAVE ALREADY HAD A MARKED BENEFICIAL EFFECT. FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1950 TRAFFIC VOLUME INCREASED 18 1/2 PERCENT WHILE THE ACCIDENT RATE INCREASED ONLY 3.3 PERCENT. DURING THE SAME PERIOD, ACCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PARK DISTRICT INCREASED 11.9 PERCENT. GREATER VOLUMES OF TRAFFIC ARE BEING OPERATED OVER THIS BOULEVARD WITHOUT ANY MATERIAL INCREASE IN RUNNING TIMES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 30, pp 297-313, 8 FIG, 14 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Fencl, R G
  • Publication Date: 1951

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., January 9-12, 1951
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM