WHY MUST ROAD PLANNING TECHNIQUES BE FURTHER DEVELOPED?

VARFOER MAASTE VI VIDAREUTVECKLA VAEGPROJEKTERINGSTEKNIKEN?

Road designers must develop methods whereby information on the consequences of new schemes, and also those of taking no action, can be clearly presented. Road systems are part of social development, and there must be close adaptation to this in road planning. There must be better coordination between road planning and construction of housing and industries. Road design can be subdivided into location, outline and detailed design. Location design coordinates alignment and junctions with other planning. Outline design coordinates design, construction stages and costs with other planning. Detailed design produces documents for final decision and construction. Predictions of traffic flow are difficult due to uncertainties regarding the effects of the energy crisis etc., and because municipalities may be unable to build industries and housing on which forecasts are based. There must be close cooperation between road planning and other planning to ensure that the development guiding road design takes place. Road alignment must merge into the terrain to improve visual guidance; aesthetic and environmental aspects are assuming greater importance; traffic noise must be reduced. Geological and geotechnical information, and also surveying techniques, must be improved. Presentation must be made easier to understand. /TRRL/

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    Svenska Vag-Och Vattenbyggaren Riksforband

    Regeringsgaten 98
    S-11139 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Ternryd, C O
  • Publication Date: 1974

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Vag-Och Vattenbyggaren
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Svenska Vag-Och Vattenbyggaren Riksforband
    • ISSN: 0042-2177

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM