The author emphasizes the need, during the design process, to integrate all aspects of road design and the necessity for the designer to comprehend the desirable attributes of roads depending on their purpose. Detailed consideration is given to townscape and flowing alignments. Two aspects of road design which must be considered are the influence of landform, including road earthworks, on design, and the use of planting as an integral part of a scheme. The proper use of materials from a visual point of view is examined. The configurations of flowing alignment are largely determined by the dynamics of vehicles moving at high speeds: appendix a shows the relation between the size of road curves and the speeds at which the vehicles move. Appendix b relates to the slow design speeds which are now being recommended for residential areas and require the application of special design data. (TRRL)

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    Architectural Press Limited

    9 Queen Anne's Gate
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • McCluskey, J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00324832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM