Temporal Development of the Level of Traffic Calming Measures' Acceptance by Road Users

The traffic calming approach, whose primary objective is to alleviate the negative impacts of traffic and congestion in the urban environment, is nowadays increasingly used in urban spatial planning. One of the most important factors that could affect not only the decisions made by policy makers but also the final design and level of introduction of various traffic calming measures within urban limits, is the acceptance of such kind of measures by the users. This paper presents the temporal development of road users' acceptance and the change of their travel behaviour as a result of a set of traffic calming measures, implemented in order to reduce vehicle speeds and enhance road safety in urban areas. The results, expressed in terms of different levels of users' acceptance, reveal the temporal adaptation of road users' travel behaviour as well as the temporal alteration of their perspective regarding the benefits of such kind of measures.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2014 1:05PM