ANALYSIS OF CAMPUS TRAFFIC PROBLEMS

Because of the large volume of pedestrian and bicycle traffic that occurs on most university campuses, special techniques must be applied to provide for safe and efficient movement of persons traveling through the campus by these modes. Automobile traffic presents potential hazards to pedestrians and cyclists and disrupts the desired park-like atmosphere of the closed campus community. In this report, guidelines that should be followed when a traffic plan is developed for a campus area are discussed. Data collection techniques and sources of useful existing data are suggested. By examining the collected data and following the recommended guidelines, one may develop a comprehensive traffic plan for a campus or similar study area. These techniques are applied in a specific case study of the University of Colorado, Boulder to improve traffic flow on the main campus. Through increased modal separation and establishment of a network of bike routes, modal conflicts are greatly reduced. This is the primary goal that the designers of a campus traffic plan should seek.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-12
  • Monograph Title: Pedestrian programs and motorist services
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902286
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM