The report deals with a number of issues, both theoretical and practical, that can affect lorry control decisions. One major issue considered is the measurement of the intangible costs to the community, or to sections of it, imposed by heavy lorry traffic - for example, congestion and noise. Another is the weight that should be given to increased costs of distribution in control decisions. Other problems considered are the costs of signposting and police enforcement, and the problems of coordinating controls between counties. Present economic problems may mean that authorities will be reluctant to burden industry with further controls. But if the economy moves into a more expansive phase, it is likely that lorry routeing, and other controls, will again be promoted. It is hoped that when this happens, the importance of thorough and fair assessment techniques will be kept firmly in mind. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Local Government Operational Research Unit

    201 King's Road
    Reading, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BLAKE, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. No. T92 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM