The authors review the background and present position of the plans for a motorway box encircling the city centre suggesting that there is little case for the road, the need for which was never established. The feasibility study and supporting technical documentation are used to show that the road has a negative estimated rate of return in terms of user and accident benefits. Further evidence against the plan is that traffic delays on Merseyside are not as serious as in other areas and future traffic growth is unlikely. The consultants responsible for the feasibility study also stated that if economic regeneration was the prime consideration, returns would be too slight to justify the found40M investment. If built, the road would take land which could be used for rehousing the local residents and would also divert traffic through residential areas housing 30000 people, the authors suggest that alternative methods of meeting the road's objectives should be investigated. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Town Planning Institute

    26 Portland Place
    London W1N 4BE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BOTHAM, R
    • Herson, J
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 118-121
  • Serial:
    • Planner
    • Volume: 66
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Royal Town Planning Institute
    • ISSN: 0309-1384

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM