CAR COMMUTER RESTRAINT IN NOTTINGHAM
This paper describes a zone and collar traffic control experiment scheduled to go into effect in Nottingham, England in mid-1975. "Zone control" signals would regulate the traffic leaving a "traffic zone" when necessary, so buses are not impeded on the surrounding and nearby main traffic routes. Buses and emergency vehicles would leave zones without delay as peak period "bus only" roads, bus lanes or bus detectors would be provided. The Collar Controls - completely encircling the two-and-one-half-mile wide inner city area - would limit the traffic entering this area so that traffic already within the area would flow freely without the need for "bus lanes." At the collar control signals, buses and emergency vehicles would have a reserved lane to enable them to pass the other traffic queueing in the outside lane. Queueing delays of two to seven minutes are anticipated which should discourage most "through" traffic. Park and ride sites at the approaches to the inner city area outside the traffic collar, will be served by buses at ten-minute intervals during the commuter peak periods.
- Summer Annual Meeting Paper #021.
Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co, Ltd40 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1, England
- Munnery, WFO
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus lanes; Commuting; Traffic control; Traffic distribution; Traffic flow; Urban areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Zone
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00263776
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 31 1981 12:00AM