The article contains the submissions made by the Institution of Municipal Engineers to the Armitage Committee. The observations are restricted to matters concerning future developments, assuming that the lorry will continue to be the predominant mode of freight transport. Defects in the present system of long routes and bans are discussed. The institution claims, that because of the piecemeal pattern, the general situation is confusing and suggests that a clear policy statement is required. More adequate signing and mapping is required, with a readily identifiable system of lorry marking and classification. Rest and refreshment facilities should be provided throughout the network. It should be realised that lorry controls depend upon a satisfactory road network, and until sufficiently improved routes exist, a flexible attitude should be adopted to access. There should be more co-ordination to secure a higher level of back-loading. Other than size and weight, more effort needs to be directed to reducing pollution by fumes and noise. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00322153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM