TRAFFIC IN GENERAL IMPROVEMENT AREAS

This document acts as a guide for local authorities in resolving conflicts of traffic and the environment in general improvement areas. It begins by discussing the general nature of G.I.A.'s and their relationship to the road hierarchy. Various surveys concerning noise, traffic and the street pattern are suggested to provide information for improving the area. A number of principles governing design are listed and these emphasize the need to share benefits across the area and to have self-regulating traffic controls. Design is examined under the headings of "roads on the perimeter of the G.I.A." and "local distributors" and the different problems of each situation are analysed in detail. Consideration is given to entry restrictions, speed control, bus operations, the maintenance of access for residents, parking, pedestrians, cyclists and goods vehicles. Short sections are added on the consultative processes, the sequence of the implementation of proposals and the methods used for monitoring results. Appendices on the road hierarchy and statutory powers are included along with an extensive bibliography. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 

    Department of the Environment, England

    Welsh Office
    Cardiff, Wales  United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AR Note 9 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM