CIVIC TRUST COMMENTS ON DOE CONSULTATION PAPER ROUTES FOR HEAVY LORRIES

The comments in this paper are divided into two parts; one discussing the broader aims of the policy and the other relating to the proposals of the consultation paper. The trust expresses concern over the possible future rate of growth of freight traffic and the link between transport and gross domestic product (gdp). It is not clear that the correlation between gdp and ton miles will continue to hold. Public opposition to heavy lorries has grown recently with their growth in numbers. The broader aims of the policy should be concerned with the optimum volume of goods traffic that this country should impose upon itself rather than attempt to accommodate an indefinite increase in volume. The protection of the environment should be the major factor in determining the optimum volume. The four main possible methods of route marking: zoning, marking of routes with prohibitions, positive route marking and a mixed system are discussed. (TRRL)

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    CIVIC TRUST

    17 CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  SW1Y 5AW
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM