BETTER TOWNS WITH LESS TRAFFIC

This article is concerned with the OECD traffic conference to be held in mid-april 1975. It is primarily concerned with the survey of traffic management measures in 300 cities which was conducted in preparation for the conference, and two examples (Besancon and Nagoya ) of a series of case studies of particular cities that were planning comprehensive measures to limit car use, improve public transport and abate nuisances. Besancon (population 135,000) is improving public transport and environmental conditions. Reference is made to a system of licences to control access to the city center (costing $730,000), to its $520,000 pedestrian precinct scheme and changes in its public transport services. Nagoya (population 2.3 million) shows environmental traffic measures deployed over an exceptionaly wide area. Improvements include a 4-year plan which is designed to shift emphasis from cars to public transport and the elimination of through traffic from areas suffering from accidents, noise or other traffic problems. Results of before and after surveys of accidents and noise are given, and of the progressive effect of the 4-year plan on traffic inflow and outflow in a 2.4 sq kilometre area of the city. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bendixson, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-4-11

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  • Accession Number: 00129997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1981 12:00AM