A PRELIMINARY STUDY TO FORMULATE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIES TO ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN SMALL URBAN AREAS OF NEW ENGLAND. FINAL REPORT
This preliminary study has two objectives: (1) identify multimodal transportation strategies to alleviate traffic congestion in small urban areas of New England; and (2) offer recommendations to develop traffic congestion mitigation plans for small urban areas of New England. To accomplish these objectives, the study begins with a description of the dimensions and causes of traffic congestion in small urban areas of New England. This is followed by an analysis of strategies to alleviate congestion. The strategies are divided into two groups: (1) strategies to increase road capacity and improve traffic flow and (2) strategies to support alternative transportation modes such as bus transit, paratransit, biking, and walking. The study ends with recommendations to develop traffic congestion mitigation plans for small urban areas of New England.
- This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program.
University of Rhode Island, KingstonDepartment of Community Planning and Area Development
Kingston, RI United States 02881
- Atash, F
- Shaw, R B
- LEE, K W
- Brahmachari, A
- Publication Date: 1995-2-17
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Bicycle travel; Bus transit; Highway capacity; Improvements; Multimodal transportation; Paratransit services; Small cities; Strategic planning; Traffic congestion; Traffic flow; Traffic mitigation; Urban areas; Walking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Mitigation
- Geographic Terms: New England
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00675223
- Record Type: Publication
- Contract Numbers: DTRS92-G-0001
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 7 1995 12:00AM