LAND USE ALONG ARTERIAL ROADS: FRICTION AND IMPACT

The focus of this study is on arterial roads and their frontage development. There are factors associated with road frontage activities which impinge on traffic performance, and there are influences associated with the traffic along and traffic management of arterial roads which affect the quality of the road environment. There are many areas of conflict but very little systematic research of this interaction. There is no well-defined set of policies designed to reduce such friction and impact. It is important to understand the nature and extent of the conflict. The research undertaken for this study consisted of two stages. During the first stage the perspective was broad, with data collection and analysis of some 11 km of road frontage, in order to gain an appreciation of the factors involved. During the second stage attention was narrowed to three factors of friction and three factors of impact, and how they related to land-use and site conditions along the frontage. As far as the authors are aware, the study is the first systematic study of the interactions involved for continuous lengths of road. Data collection covering all situations is time-consuming and costly, and a choice had to be made on the basis of the resources available. Although there is a need for further data, the study has produced results which suggest areas where policy initiatives will be useful. (TRRL)

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    University of New South Wales

    School of Town Planning, P.O. Box 1
    Kensington, New South Wales  Australia  2033
  • Authors:
    • Black, J A
    • WESTERMAN, H L
    • Blinkhorn, L
    • McKittrick, J
  • Publication Date: 1988-4

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  • Accession Number: 00620348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-9598760-7-3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM