URBAN ROAD DESIGN: BY OBJECTIVES OR STANDARDS?
The paper looks at current road design standards and examines processes whereby these may be modified to reduce the cost and impact of major urban roads. The implications of alternative standards in terms of cost, environmental impact, particularly land take and community severance, and the ability of the freeway to safely carry the required volume of traffic are discussed. The authors refer to a number of studies of inner urban freeway proposals in Sydney to illustrate their argument. (Author/TRRL)
- Papers from Workshop on the Economics of Road Design Standards, Canberra, May 18-20, 1980.
- Colston, M B
- Chesterman, J D
- Publication Date: 1980-5
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Environmental impacts; Freeways; Highway design; Standards; Traffic volume; Urban highways; Workshops
- ITRD Terms: 2894: Alignment; 8006: Australia; 8525: Conference; 224: Cost; 2455: Environment; 2855: Highway design; 356: Land use; 9048: Modification; 2752: Motorway; 187: Specification (standard); 313: Urban area
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Finance; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00330510
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM