FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANTING ALONG HIGHWAYS FROM A TRAFFIC ENGINEERING VIEWPOINT

GRUNDLAGEN FUER DIE BEPFLANZUNG DES STRASSENBEREICHES AUS VERKEHRSTECHNISCHER SICHT

This is a report on Research Project BMBT 162 (IDS 701172). The aim of the project was to examine the significance of planting in the system driver - road - vehicle. Diagrams were developed within the framework of dealing with optical aspects of highway layout, with the aid of which the lateral spacing required for planting can be determined. One point of emphasis of the work lay in the treatment of protection against wind and snow by means of vegetation. Wind tunnel tests were carried out to develop forms which on the one hand lead to a reduction in wind velocity, but on the other hand do not cause snow drifts. In addition the function of vegetation in relation to noise protection was investigated. The importance of planting as protection against glare was also established, and diagrams were worked out to relate the necessary height of anti-glare systems to the vertical radii of troughs. Finally questions of the distance of planting from the edge of the highway and its influence on traffic safety are discussed. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bundesminister fuer Bauten und Technik

    Bundesstrassenverwaltung, Stubenring 1
    A-1010 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Deiss, F
    • LITZKA, J
    • Mitsch, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 127 p.
  • Monograph Title: GRUNDLAGEN FUER DIE BEPFLANZUNG DES STRASSENBEREICHES AUS VERKEHRSTECHNISCHER SICHT
  • Serial:
    • Strassenforschung
    • Issue Number: 88
    • Publisher: Ministry of Building and Technology, Austria

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM