This paper was presented at Session 30 - Noise and Environmental Studies. This paper presents a brief summary of a research project whose objective was to assess the social and economic impacts of bulk road haulage on urban communities. The study attempted to answer the question "What is the effect of adding 100 return truck trips a day to a residential street?" and concentrated on finding objective economic measures. After an initial analysis of the physical effects of heavy vehicle traffic, the most significant impacts were established to be road damage, accidents and noise. A summary of costs calculated for road damage and accidents is given, and a case study in house value depreciation is documented. The methods used are available in the full report trucks in suburbs (the Datex Co-Operative Ltd 1977) (a). (TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 263-269
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM