ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN TRAFFIC PLANNING

EIN BEITRAG ZUR FRAGE DER BERUECKSICHTIGUNG VON UMWELTGESICHTSPUNKTEN BEI DER VERKEHRSPLANUNG

Environmental factors must be considered when assessing alternative routes for a highway. The draft of an advice note from the Road Research Society (West Germany) gives sections on the relevance of planning, quantification and evaluation and the importance and sequence of assessments. The harmful effects on the environment caused by the construction of the road are not included. The planners' role is to carefully weigh up the demands from traffic requirements on the one hand and the acceptable measure of disturbance to the environment on the other. Effects on the environment relevant to planning are: pollution to air and ground from exhaust gases, dust and rubbish, pollution to water and disturbances to the water conservation system, traffic noise and vibration, harmful effects on the city and landscape, separation effects, risks to safety. In a matrix the relevant influences on the environment are assessed in relation to usage (residence, shopping, holidays, work, etc) with respect to their importance for arriving at planning decisions. (TRRL)

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    Kirschbaum Verlag

    Siegfriedstrasse 28
    Bonn,   Germany  D-53179
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 356-358
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM