A review is made of the current state of knowledge concerning rural traffic in Britain through a concise account of the main areas of research and of development of methodology in the period 1970-73. Rural traffic is taken to include both inter-urban traffic passing through rural areas and traffic having either its origin or destination or both in rural areas. The collection of data for rural transportation studies has included two main types - traffic census data and trip generation data - and the two developments in the methodology of the transport planning process for rural areas have been the DOE's computer programs COMPACT and IMPACT. Following a discussion of these data sources and planning aids, brief mention is made of travel other than by road (i.e., air and rail). A discussion is made of the National Traffic Model from its initial development through its various stages of improvement. Route feasibility studies and regional and county studies are reviewed. The special problems of recreational traffic, especially those arising in attractive rural areas, are discussed. In conclusion, particular subjects for further research are suggested.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,   England 
  • Authors:
    • ALLSOP, R E
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM