The diversion of through traffic from Brisbane's central city streets

Through traffic in central city streets is only there because alternative routes are perceived as giving slower trips or costing more. The possibility exists of diverting the through traffic by making the direct trip slower and, if possible, the ring routes faster. The pattern of two one way ring routes around the streets of central Brisbane is not conductive to fast trips because they cross each other. Nevertheless, they normally offer a faster trip than the central streets which have two way operation and mid block unsignalised pedestrian crossings. Despite this it was found that through traffic in the central streets is still prevalent. The paper discusses improved directions signing for motorists and amended signal timing plans to suit the reassigned traffic. These treatments should be appropriate in central areas of other cities.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 661-73

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  • Accession Number: 01440120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:50PM