This study concerns the relation between the three most important components of a city: people, buildings and traffic. The present unsatisfactory mixture of these three components is definitely a failure. Therefore it seems important to rearrange them to obtain a better result in economical, aesthetical, functional and social respects. The aim of the study is to find and elaborate a new city model accomplishing: low energy consumption in a city adapted to public transport, with a corresponding reduction of private cars; low land consumption though superimposition of a human town on top of a mechanical traffic town and through higher densities with less traffic as consequence; no conflicts between pedestrians and motor traffic by letting each kind of traffic move on separate levels; beauty and pleasantness. All ugly motor traffic attributes will be hidden and the sprawling effect of such traffic in conventional towns will disappear; and mix of functions will make the city more interesting. It will also diminish traffic, allowing some people to live close to their work. The subject will be treated in four consecutive parts: theoretical, practical, cost and evaluation. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lund University of Technology, Sweden

    Fack S-22007
    Lind 7,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Asplund, H
    • Gonzalez, A
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM