The main points of the United Kingdom Commons Transport Committee report 'Roads for the Future' which criticises the Department of Transport's roads programme, are outlined. Following an 18 month enquiry, suggestions include ideas from the United States such as the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) and ramp metering to control the flow of vehicles onto motorways. Criticised in particular is the department's forecasting of traffic levels. This is blamed on the use of trip generation figures only from known land-use changes and it is suggested that a figure of 10 - 20% could be usefully added. Other failings include a lack of communication between the Departments of Transport and Environment. The committee is also disappointed that the recommendations of the Horne Report are still waiting to be implemented. There is concern that development is outstripping the provision of highway in some areas and the source of money for road building is briefly considered.

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  • Authors:
    • BOND, R
  • Publication Date: 1990-3-8


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 6-7
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 173
    • Issue Number: 5085
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM