TRAFFIC REDUCTION IN CITIES AND TOWNS

The conclusions of the author are: no one measure suggested in this paper will by itself free the city from the domination of traffic but the systematic redeployment of roads along the lines proposed will create a growing accessibility and freedom of movement for all types of traveller; an enhanced environment with less pollution in all areas; and a reduction in the number of collisions and road casualties. Motor traffic will benefit at least as much as pedestrians, cyclists and those who travel on public passenger transport, but the cost will remain at the level of the comparatively low figures associated with extensions to the footpath. Nevertheless, the capacity of all main roads will increase sufficiently for the average peak hour speeds to rise from 8-10 mph, as at present, to the optimum of 18-20 mph. The attraction to walk, to cycle or to use passenger transport will improve health and encourage some motorists to change their mode and leave the car at home and will, therefore, not only ease the movement of traffic but will reduce the quantity of traffic especially at peak hours. For the covering abstract see IRRD 276750. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrians

    Van Montfoortlaan 11
    2596 SN The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Claxton, E C
  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Accession Number: 00390149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM