The environmental effects of trunk road construction are basically noise, visual and severance. This paper describes an assessment of pedestrian severance for a proposed trunk road in the north of England, the subject of a study designed to test the theory that constructing the new road would reduce severance by removing traffic fromthe existing road to a new road having fewer pedestrian crossings, and these not at surface level. Observations were made of daytime pedestrian flows on the existing road, with corresponding calculations of delay. The results were used for predicting flows and delays for the proposed new road. When compared the results indicated a significant reduction in delays due to construction of the new road. (TRRL)

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Arrowsmith, G
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 12-14
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 156
    • Issue Number: 4626
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM