CONTROL INSTRUMENTS FOR TRAFFIC RESTRAINT IN THE CITY CENTRE OF STOCKHOLM

STYRMEDEL FOER BEGRAENSNING AV BILTRAFIKEN I STOCKHOLMS INNERSTAD

This report describes the motives for decreasing the traffic flow in Stockholm and how much it has to be decreased to obtain certain purposes. Available control means, how they can be used and their effects on the traffic flow of the city centre are also described. Every day about 230000 vehicles pass in to and out of the city centre. The traffic causes noise, air pollution, accidents, sometimes queues and difficulties for the commercial traffic to operate. A reduction of the traffic flow would mean longer trips and that suburban road users accessibility to the city centre's service, culture and commercial offer would decrease. The report presents how a successive decrease of the traffic flow in the city centre of 20 per cent can be realized, the measures that have to be taken and what the traffic reducing effects are. Some of the measures that already have been taken, are for example supervision of parking areas, moving of vehicles and raised parking fees. The parking control measures only give less improvements of the environment in the city centre. The traffic flow can be further reduced by introducing journey charges, relieving traffic routes, raising of the contributions for the public transport, etc. The effects of the desirable reduction of the traffic flow by 20 per cent are expected to be: the air pollution will be reduced. The traffic safety will increase. The buses to and in the city centre will get higher trafficability. People, who change over to public transport, will have lower costs but the journey time will be longer. The energy consumption will decrease by 10 per cent for the journeys to work. The municipality of Stockholm will have a profit of at least 60 million skr per year. (TRRL

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stockholms Kommun, Sweden

    Kommunstyrelsens Planeringsberedning, Fack
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM