TRANSPORT AND CENTRAL AREAS

The author introduces this brief article by contrasting the large shopping developments in the central areas of singapore with equivalent british developments, and pointing out the need for flexibility in design. Urban transport policies are discussed in general terms and particularly in relation to the restraint of personal transport. After A brief reference to land use the different traffic-generating characteristics of each use are examined. Roads and parking policies are dealt with, reference being made to the capacity of roads (which may be physical or environmental), the locations of car parks and park-and-ride schemes. Mention is made of the different types of public transport that are available and proposals for siting office blocks close to public transport interchanges. After commenting on vehicle access to buildings for servicing and refuse collection, particularly in relation to shops, the author concludes the article by discussing facilities for pedestrians, including grade-separated crossings, covered areas, the use of walkways, lifts and escalators and the minimization of movement distances and travel times. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Norwood Publications Limited

    Elm House, Elm Street
    London WC1X OBP,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SIMPSON, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 37-39
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM