ROAD PICTURE AS A TOUCHSTONE FOR THE THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN OF ROADS

In three dimensional road design, the intention is to obtain from the beginning a harmonious combination of horizontal and vertical curves; the design has a flow alignment, and improves the driver's satisfaction and even his safety. Dimensions that are acceptable on the basis of traffic dynamics are often too small to produce a clear and attractive impression of the road. The most common disturbing or misleading elements in the road picture are kinks, short S-shapes, straight sections and double S-shapes. A visual representation of the road may be staking-out in the field; sketching calculated perspectives; scale modeling, especially of interchanges; and examining design problems of existing roads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rijkswaterstaat

    Directie Waterhuiishauding en Waterbeweging, Hooftskade 1
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Springer, J F
    • Huizinga, K E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00097881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 20 Communicts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM