Development in the Netherlands reflects the development in other parts of the world. In some fields developments by others have been taken up (e.g. The pedestrian zones, which were first implemented in Bremen and Copenhagen), in others the Netherlands are leading (e.g. Wooneren: areas where motorised traffic is restricted). This conference focusses on the design of streets and on the place of pedestrians within this design. The streets are the carriers of communication (transport). Communication in two ways: there is a longitudinal traffic flow, while cross-sectional access and meeting take place. This is a very fundamental problem, which has been described by Buchanan in terms of conflicts between accessibility and environment. In the Netherlands engineers oppose concepts of traffic-function (traffic area) and residential area. Many solutions have been proposed to solve this problem, but none is generally applicable. For the covering abstract see TRIS 390481. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrians

    Van Montfoortlaan 11
    2596 SN The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • KORSMIT, J
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00390485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM