Since the 1973 Dykes act introduced the requirement for county authorities in the United Kingdom to prepare lorry route plans, a number of different approaches have been adopted. This paper describes some techniques developed for the design and evaluation of different lorry route plans at metropolitan county scale, and looks at the possible applications of these techniques elsewhere. Two main aspects are outlined. The first is concerned with ways of objectively defining the "lorry problem" in terms of social impact, as an aid to quantifying lorry impact and thereby providing a sound basis for developing possible lorry routes. The second aspect is the application of mathematical modelling techniques to the testing and evaluation of different lorry route systems. The paper describes some of the ways necessary to adapt conventional transport models, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of employing these techniques, with comments on their general applicability. The work described in the paper was conducted as part of studies for the West Yorkshire metropolitan county council. (TRRL)

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
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  • Authors:
    • Self, G F
    • Hewitt, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 9-14
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM