COMPARTMENTATION AS A TOOL TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT

A system of compartmentation or zoning used in Gothenburg, Sweden, to reduce traffic congestion, to improve public transit operation, and to improve environmental quality in the central core of the city. This system is described. and the effects it has had on vehicle flow, parking, public transit operation, accidents, and noise and air quality are discussed. Polls of citizen reaction to the compartmentation revealed that two out of three citizens had favorable reactions to the system. Although Gothenburg has had difficulty securing funds for follow-up studies, several other Swedish cities have been impressed with the Gothenburg system and have adopted a similar compartmentation system.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-9
  • Monograph Title: Better use of existing transportation facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM