VEHICLE-FREE ZONES IN CITY CENTERS: THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE

THIS IS ANOTHER IN THE AUTHOR'S SERIES OF PUBLICATIONS FOR VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ON ASPECTS OF TRAFFIC-FREE ZONES. AFTER AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONCEPT, HE TREATS THE FOLLOWING MAJOR TOPIC: EFFECTS ON AIR POLLUTION LEVELS; PRESERVATION OF THE ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND HISTORIC ROLE OF THE CITY CENTER; EFFECTS ON RETAIL SALES; PITFALLS OF SMALL-SCALE PROJECTS; AREAWIDE TRAFFIC BANS; PARTIAL TRAFFIC RESTRAINTS; AND THE POLICY OF THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT TOWARD TRAFFIC- FREE ZONES. A LIST OF ABOUT 125 CITIES IN 16 COUNTRIES THAT CURRENTLY EXCLUDE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FROM CERTAIN PARTS OF THE CITY CENTER IS APPENDED. FORTY PAGES ARE DEVOTED TO DETAILED REVIEWS OF THE HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHIC SETTINGS, PLANNING, AND EXECUTION OF TRAFFIC-FREE ZONES IN COPENHAGEN, ESSEN, GOTHENBURG, ROUEN, AND NORWICH.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Hud International Brief
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Orski, C K
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 16

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1973 12:00AM