Details are given of the Kingston-upon-Thames town centre relief scheme opened in August 1989 and planned to remove traffic from the high density shopping area. This is achieved by a series of strategically placed multi-level and underground car parks positioned to intercept motorists at the feeder and relief roads. Motorists are encouraged to park quickly and not drive across the centre of the town. An important feature of the project are two car park signing systems, the first indicating if space is available and if not the next available car park. The second system, developed by the Department of Transport's Traffic Signal Control Group, groups all parking into five areas and displays the number of places available. An important development is the use of a display readable in all lighting conditions. To keep traffic flowing a Split Cycle and Off Set Optimisation (SCOOT) traffic managements system was installed. An important part of the project is improved access to public transport. Two bus stations have been built for the area and discussions are in progress with British Rail to improve the rail service. A comprehensive dedicated cycle route has also been built.

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Grant, B
  • Publication Date: 1989-8-17


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12-14
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 172
    • Issue Number: 5058
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00498476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM