EXITS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LAYOUT DEPENDENT ON THE SITUATION

UITRITTEN. AANBEVELINGEN VOOR SITUATIE-AFHANKELIJKE VORMGEVING

Exits can be used to regulate the right of way. In the Woonerf andd under 30 km/h regulation this is officially allowed. The application of exit construction at normal t-junctions and intersections for the same purpose is also becoming more common. In these cases the exit must be designed in such a way that its status is undoubtedly recognizable. The working group found that the recommendation of one type of exit-design for all situations would not be reasonable. The design should be linked to the recognizability of the situation. The most advisable exit design is not always applicable and is relatively expensive. Other designs are already widely used and they are relatively cheap. This has led to the following recommendations by the working group: (a) situations with difference in level (1) concrete elements for the level-transition over the full width of the exit are the most recommended. These must be used with the reconstruction of normal junctions and are advised in new situations. (2) concrete elements at the corners of the exit or lowered kerb-stones are an acceptable design, provided a (raised) bicycle path or footway is present. Application at parking-areas or junctions must be avoided. (b) situations with no difference in level (1) situations where the status of the exit can be clearly deduced from the activities (a house, a factory) no special provisions are required (2) at parking areas where there is no difference in level at the exit, the traffic on the main road must have right of way or the exit must be reconstructed. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Studiecentrum Verkeerstechniek

    P.O. Box 163
    Driebergen-rijssenbe,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 26
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM