The paper reviews the history of the council's involvement in lorry controls, and the establishment and results of the Wood inquiry, an independent study of possible lorry controls in London. It details the nature of the present proposals including time of operation, the routes excluded from the scheme and the system of exemption permits. It presents some of the research underpinning the proposals (such as surveys of sleep patterns), the anticipated effects of the M25, and answers some of the objections raised against the proposal. Part 2 of the paper concentrates on the council's studies of who is affected by heavy lorry operations and the nature of the effects. It draws on population, pollution and noise studies, and the council's experiments with the TRRL quiet heavy goods vehicle. Details are given of the work jointly undertaken with vehicle operators, manufacturers and research bodies to quiet significantly lorries at modest cost and without affecting vehicle performance and economy. Part 3 reviews the anticipated economic effects of the scheme. It concentrates on the minority of firms which could be adversely affected and discusses the measures the council is undertaking to minimise these effects. Particular attention is given to the scale of any increased costs and to the effects on London's employment base. The paper discusses the structure of road haulage in London and questions the assumption that industry's view of what is best for haulage is correct. For the covering abstract of the seminar see IRRD 286719. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transport Policy. Proceedings of Seminar K held at the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, England, 15-18 July 1985, Volume P267.
  • Corporate Authors:

    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

    110 Strand
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  • Authors:
    • BUCHAN, K
    • Lattimore, P
    • Lester, N
    • Mackintosh, M
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 13-42

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM