This report describes the findings of a study designed to examine the effect and relative merits of alternative systems of restraint. Five basic systems of restraint have been studied using the city of coventry as an example. The methods are: parking control, supplementary licensing, road pricing, cordon pricing and physical restraint. The effects and implications of restraint policies are divided into six aspects, each was studied by a specialist group. The six aspects were: the practicability of the restraint option, the costs and problems of implementation, the environmental effects, land use effects, the distribution of costs and benefits and the legislative implications and requirements. Throughout the study a TRRL based traffic model has been used to estimate the traffic changes which restraint might be expected to bring about. It is concluded that, in Coventry, which has little "through" traffic, comprehensive parking control would give reasonable restraint with low costs up to the mid 1980's. However, each city requires separate consideration and the study showed that there was inadequate knowledge of the restraining effect of congestion itself, and the likely response of travellers to restraint changes. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Environment, England

    2 Marsham Street
    London SW1P 3EB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM