TRAFFIC REGULATION IN FOURTEEN SWEDISH POPULATION CENTERS
TRAFIKSANERING I 14 SVENSKA TATORTER KARTLAGGNING UTFORD AV ANDERS
Implemented traffic control measures, their goals, and their effects were discussed with government officials and technical experts in 14 Swedish population centers with populations ranging from 4,900 to 119,900. All had undertaken some form of traffic control; in the three smallest, the measures were sketchy, consisting mainly of parking restrictions, one-way streets, walking and bicycling paths under large thoroughfares, etc., while in the five largest cities, more thorough programs were attempted, such as comprehensive traffic redirection and large investments in new streets. Only the largest city, Uppsala, had a complete official set of goals for traffic control policy, while two communities had no official goals at all. Generally espoused goals were to reduce traffic within the CBD and to promote bicycling, walking, and the use of public transportation. A goal adopted by three cities was to reduce traffic to the CBD. The most common justification for these goals was lack of space in the CBD, while another common reason was the desire to increase traffic safety, reduce noise, and protect the cultural historical environment. In general, traffic control is not regarded as urgent compared to other communal tasks, especially if it requires sizeable monetary expenditures. The effects include increased traffic safety, reduced noise and air pollution, and improvements or public transportation. Success is usually limited in each area, but the total effect is generally positive. This opinion is shared by the inhabitants of the cities. The officials interviewed suggest that research on traffic control be broadened to include questions of behaviors and economic consequences.
Transportation Research DelegationStockholm, Sweden
- Publication Date: 1974
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 60 p.
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Central business districts; Public transit; Traffic control; Traffic restraint; Traffic safety; Urban areas
- Old TRIS Terms: Traffic control systems
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00072231
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 16 1981 12:00AM