Road safety through less traffic - how do we get real change in travel choices? (1992)

This paper is a response to queries about the practicality and effects of urban travel restraint (sometimes described as 'traffic calming' at the city-wide level), and particularly its potential as a road safety measure. The gap between desire and reality is stressed; particular difficulties stem from the nature of urban travel and the limited success to date of travel restraint measures. The behavioural implications of a range of traffic calming measures, including city -wide travel changes, are discussed. It is concluded that the achievement of a state of traffic calming at its fullest would require a revolutionary change in social attitude. Traffic educators play a role in that.

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    • 4th Biennial Australasian Traffic Education Conference, Canberra, February 14, 1992. Australian College of Road Safety
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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Brindle, R E
  • Publication Date: 1996-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 291-9
  • Monograph Title: Residential area planning for pedestrian safety (1978)
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 53

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  • Accession Number: 01437446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 086910697X
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 8:41PM