LONDON IN THE 1970'S. THE BRITISH ROAD FEDERATIONS REPLY TO THE GLC GREEN PAPER TRAFFIC AND ENVIRONMENT

This document is a reply to the G.L.C.'s green paper-traffic and the Environment. It begins by examining the balance, between the demand for movement and the supply of facilities to enable movement to take place. It notes that there is A lack of emphasis on road-building in transport policy. There is a general discussion of potential methods of restraint on traffic flow and speeds, and the bulk of the report compares the different methods. These methods include parking controls, supplementary licencing and road pricing. The extent of on- and off-street parking is indicated and estimates of its potential contribution to reducing congestion are given. Supplementary licencing is evaluated with particular reference to goods vehicle movements and work journeys. Administrative problems are suggested and the effects on the economic and social life of the city noted. Road pricing is limited by it being a national development. Shorter sections on traffic management, buses and heavy lorries examine the potential improvement in flow, safety and the general environment but note that drawbacks exist with each policy. Conclusions emphasize the need for road building and accept that extensions of parking control and the banning of through heavy lorries are feasible and desirable. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Road Federation

    26 Manchester Square
    London W1,   England 
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM