HEAVY VEHICLES IN URBAN AREAS

TUNGA FORDON I TAETORTER

This report deals with variations in local regulations restricting access to heavy vehicles. It is found that about 50% of urban areas of over 5000 population, and 84% of those of over 25000 population, have introduced restrictions on heavy vehicles or are planning to do so. The most usual restriction applies to parking. It is particularly the large urban areas which have length and weight restrictions and recommend special routes. Exemptions from the restrictions are granted liberally; 46% of small urban areas and 62% of the large ones do so, particularly with regard to buses and maintenance and cleansing vehicles. About 50% of small authorities and 85% of large ones have performed investigations relating to noise, exhaust and vibration. It appears that only a few copies of the restriction regulations are available, which makes compliance with them difficult. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Svenska Vagforeningen

    Fridhemsgatan 15
    11240 Stockholm K,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM