MAJOR HIGHWAY PLANNING FOR SMALLER TOWNS

AFTER POINTING OUT THAT REGIONAL CENTERS OF SMALL TOWNS OFTEN ATTRACT TRAFFIC VOLUMES DISPROPORTIONATE TO THEIR SIZE, THE AUTHOR EXAMINES SOME PROBLEMS OF MAJOR HIGHWAY PLANNING FOR SMALL TOWNS: PROBLEMS OF ACHIEVING COMPACT YET ADEQUATE DESIGNS, IN SCALE WITH THE TOWN AS A WHOLE: PROBLEMS OF INTEGRATING MAJOR HIGHWAYS INTO RELATIVELY SMALL COMMUNITIES: AND PROBLEMS OF PEDESTRIAN-VEHICULAR CONFLICT. WHILE IT WILL BE NECESSARY, SOONER OR LATER, TO RESTRAIN THE USE OF VEHICLES IN TOWNS, IT IS EVIDENT THAT DEMAND FOR TRAFFIC CAPACITY OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL AREAS WILL NOT BE SATISFIED. IT IS SUBMITTED, THEREFORE, THAT MAJOR HIGHWAY NETWORK DESIGNS SHOULD ANTICIPATE LONG-TERM CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS AND ALLOW FOR PHASED DEVELOPMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH INCREASING TRAFFIC DEMAND. /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Brewster, D J
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 21-7
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM