Roads to and from towns must be readily accessible to all, for it is only in this way that economy and trade can flourish. It may be said with justification that the quality of life of a city stands or falls by its traffic flow. The logical meaning of the flow of goods is an uninterrupted transport chain extending from the producer to the consumer, and city officials have a duty to ensure that the flow of goods does not come to a halt, and that delivery and distribution traffic has enough time to fully satisfy the requirements of customers. The author applauds the efforts of city authorities to clear city centers of traffic as far as possible, but warns that it is possible to go too far. City centers must not always consist of prohibitions, he says, advocating that priority should be allocated to commercial transport, with "no parking" and "no stopping" areas for other traffic, and specified loading areas or loading streets, provided that such measures are well thought out and provision made for maintenance of commercial traffic. (IRF)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Fourth IRF African Highway Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, January 20-25, 1980. For individual papers see TRIS Accession Numbers 311921 through 311971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Schober, R
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1981 12:00AM