Advances in traffic management such as local area traffic management and its derivatives represent a piecemeal approach to the question of coming to grips with the car in urban environments. A recently completed strategic plan for the city of Armidale, NSW, a town of some 25,000 people, proposed a radical shift in the relationship of the city to the car. The study arose out of a need to cater for the long-term future urban and rural residential growth of the city but evolved into an attempt to forge a new direction for the city under the banner of a total quality environment. Developed with strong community support, this plan recommended a long term strategy to traffic calm the entire city. Issues such as financial feasibility, political acceptability and engineering practicality are explored with the conclusion that the change is possible, desirable and achievable. (a)For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract no 861490.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 313-32

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  • Accession Number: 00674949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7325-0660-3
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM