NEW URBAN ROADS - A CASE FOR KEEPING FUTURE OPTIONS OPEN

This paper firstly reviews some of the results of selected recent urban corridor studies in metropolitan Melbourne. These results clearly indicate that, within the corridors examined, traffic can be expected to increase in the future, and that, if only low cost improvements are implemented, traffic conditions will worsen and there will be continued deterioration of the amenity of local areas. In order to avoid this situation, there are two basic courses of action, namely to manage traffic demand to lessen the need for future increased road capacity, or to provide some new urban roads. The paper then reviews various options for the management of traffic demand. However, at this time there is little or no evidence to suggest that their application will significantly reduce traffic congestion in the future. Accordingly, it is concluded that future community interests will be best served by now keeping options open for the possible future development of certain new major roads. (TRRL)

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    Institution of Engineers

    11 National Circuit
    Barton, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Underwood, R T
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00309160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0 85825 119 1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM