The future expansion of road freight transport is discussed in the light of past efforts made by local and central government which have been aimed towards provision of lorry routes, parks and other forms of control. References are made to the publication in July 1974 of the DOE consultation document on routes for heavy lorries, the implications of which have been interpreted differently by environmentalists and transport operators. On a national scale, it is proposed to provide a national highway network for lorries and to encourage the transfer of some goods to rail. On a local scale, local routes are to be prepared by 1977, together with restrictions on environmentally sensitive areas. The problems according to the author are (1) whether the routes, national or local, should be mandatory or whether one should rely on the social responsibility of drivers, and (2) the effects of keeping lorries out of environmentally sensitive areas. /TRRL/

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    Municipal Journal Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cassey, C
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-15


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00127791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM