This paper identifies the major adverse environmental effects of conurbation roads and road traffic as noise, air pollution, vibration, visual intrusion, physical interference and severance. Techniques are described for countering these adverse effects, and wherever possible criteria are given. The paper discusses control by planning and legislation, and gives a brief indication of the environmental consequences of two possible transportation systems of the future. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Environment Division, Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • WATKINS, L H
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: LR4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00291039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LR 455 R&D Rpt., HS-012 065
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM