URBAN STREET CLEANING
This report presents the results of the analysis of mechanized street cleaning in urban areas. It includes the description of a data bank that contains detailed information on a blockside basis for a 300 block area. On the basis of these data the strong interrelationship between sweeper routes and no-parking regulations is established. It is then noted that the effectiveness of street cleaning by mechanical brooms is limited by the presence of illegally parked cars along curbs. A model that relates enforcement to expected level of compliance is developed and validated with actual data. A class of implementable policies that yields satisfactory results is presented. These results are used to determine routes and schedules that increase the effectiveness of enforcement officers.
Polytechnic Institute of New YorkDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
Brooklyn, NY USA 11201
National Environmental Research CenterRes Triangle Park, NC USA
- LEVIS, A H
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 161 p.
- TRT Terms: City planning; Cleaning; Economic efficiency; Level of service; Parking; Parking violations; Policy; Problem solving; Reviews; Routing; Sanitary engineering; Scheduling; Solid waste disposal; Streets; Surveys; Sweepers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Illegal parking; Services
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Policy;
- Accession Number: 00091113
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: EPA-R-800938
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM