CONCEPT OF FUTURE ROADWAY NETWORKS DESIGNED FOR SAFETY AND SERVICE

THE CONCEPT IS PROPOSED OF A FREEWAY SYSTEM WITHOUT BRIDGES, A SYSTEM OF CITY STREETS ON THE FREEWAY PRINCIPAL WITHOUT BRIDGES OR TRAFFIC SIGNALS, AND TRANSITION ROADS OF SIMILAR DESIGN. FREEWAY MOVEMENT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT THE USE OF GRADE SEPARATION BRIDGES BY CONVERGING ONE-WAY ROADS AND DIVERGING ONE-WAY ROADWAYS WITH CONVERGING AND DIVERGING POINTS AT LEAST ONE-ONE-HALF MILES APART ON THE MAJOR FREEWAYS BUT LESSER DISTANCES APART ON THE OTHERS. THIS TYPE OF SYSTEM WOULD AVOID THE COMPLEXITIES OF OUR MODERN HIGHWAY INTERSECTION DESIGNS WHICH, IN MANY CASES, REQUIRE VERY EXPENSIVE SIGNING TO GUIDE TRAFFIC THROUGH THE INTERSECTION. THIS CONCEPT ENVISIONS A LARGE REDUCTION IN ACCIDENTS, INJURIES AND FATALITIES. IN THIS SYSTEM, ALL ROAD NETS CONSIST OF INDEPENDENT ONE-WAY ROADWAYS, THAT IS, THEY SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS ONE DIRECTION OF A DIVIDED HIGHWAY. IT IS PROPOSED TO UTILIZE SOME EXISTING HIGHWAYS AS ONE-WAY HIGHWAYS IN ORDER TO ACQUAINT DRIVERS WITH THIS TYPE OF FACILITY. THESE ONE-WAY HIGHWAYS CAN BE INDEPENDENT OF THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL. THE PLAN INCLUDES ONE-WAY FREEWAYS FOR ALL CLASSES OF ROADS, INCLUDING HIGH SPEED ROADWAYS AND LAND SERVICE STREETS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 1-49, 32 FIG, 9 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Research, 1035 Parkway Avenue, P.O. Box 600
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625-0600
  • Authors:
    • Bellis, W R
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:03AM