The removal of 1 kg of road sweeping costs approximately 1,20 dm; the high proportion of labour costs demands further rationalisation of this work. Streets where cars are parked present special problems; in Stuttgart for instance, of the 2400 km of streets requiring cleaning about 54% are totally obstructed by parked vehicles. The possibility of cleaning streets obstructed by parked cars with the aid of cleansing machines has proved to be expensive and does not produce the desired effect. Attempts have been made abroad, e.g. in Stockholm, to facilitate cleaning operations in residential streets by prohibiting parking on one day per week between midnight and 6.00 a.m. These parking bans are staggered so that parking is possible in adjoining streets. Similar experiments in Stuttgart were not successful. Following this a special street cleaning unit was developed in Stuttgart which involves the use of suction units mounted on the normal road-sweeping vehicle or on a truck. One advantage is that trucks kept in readiness for winter work can also be used in the summer time for street cleaning. The suction unit will reach over or under parked cars to clean the gutter; the attendant increase in daily productivity leads to an appreciable reduction in cleaning costs from 110.- to 60.- dm per km of kerb. In combination with this process pavements can be cleaned using washing cars. The aim for the future is to reduce the amount of manual cleaning to the absolute minimum. (TRRL)

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    Kohlhammer (W) Verlag GmbH

    Urbanstrasse 12-16, Postfach 747
    Stuttgart,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Junginger, H D
  • Publication Date: 1978-3


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 176-179
  • Serial:
    • Staedtetag
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Kohlhammer (W) Verlag GmbH
    • ISSN: 0038-9048

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM