DOCKLANDS ROADS - BIGGER IS NOT BETTER

The article evaluates future land use plans for the most economic form of transport for the docklands area of east London. With reducing dockland employment, proposed redevelopment is likely to require less labour. Residential development is also thought to be less than that forecast in the strategic plan. Such arguments concerning future area development have proved the basis for opposing the proposed docklands southern relief road which, costing $240 M, would have only caused congestion in approach roads. The decision to also cancel the $300 M jubilee underground line was followed by a study of lower cost alternatives such as busways, trams and light railway systems. Future studies are to focus on what kind of development is really required for the area and how it can be achieved. (TRRL)

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    Architectural Press Limited

    9 Queen Anne's Gate
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BENDIXON, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-20

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 342-343
  • Serial:
    • ARCHITECTS JOURNAL
    • Volume: 172
    • Issue Number: 34
    • Publisher: ARCHITECTURAL PRESS LTD
    • ISSN: 0003-8466

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM