A CASE STUDY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF URBAN ROAD TRAFFIC: PEDESTRIAN/VEHICULAR CONFLICT IN THE PERTH ROAD, WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPOSED UNIVERSITY BY-PASS

This study, undertaken as part of a degree course, provides an assessment of the effect of three alternative proposals on pedestrial delay and accident risk. The evaluatory techniques chosen are applied to each proposal and the results combined in an overall environmental input matrix. The Perth Road in Dundee is a main radial arterial route from the city centre which was divided into four major environmental areas for the study. Details are given of the methods used to measure traffic flow, pedestrian risk and pedestrian delay. The method used by Jacobs and Wilson was used for calculating risk, and Goldschmidt's formula used to calculate delay for each sector. Similar methods were used to estimate the effectiveness of each alternative proposal. Results from the study described must be used in conjunction with the findings of other studies into the effect of the changes in traffic noise and visual intrusion. Complete results are included in the environmental impact matrix. The evaluation of the three alternative proposals shows that the two most preferable schemes, in terms of the pedestrian, are also the two most costly, in capital expenditure. Cost effectiveness can be examined by giving an economic cost to pedestrian accidents and delays. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dundee University

    Dundee, ZZ Scotland   
  • Authors:
    • Galloway, M P
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Supp. Study No. 2 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM