PROBLEMS OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ARISING FROM THE RECREATIONAL USE OF THE MOTOR-CAR IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE 'PARK AND RIDE' TECHNIQUE

The earlier chapters of this thesis attempt to bring together from disparate sources data on the nature and extent of recreational motoring in the British countryside. Problems of accommodating this activity are described and in an appendix to the main study the concept of recreational capacity is examined for its value as an aid to determining traffic management policy. One of the more radical and controversial of the proposed traffic management techniques is the 'park and ride' method associated with a motorless zone. The use of private cars is banned and visitors are required to walk or use public transport if they wish to gain access to the area. The middle chapters of this study are an account of a traffic management experiment in the upper Goyt Valley, Derbyshire, which was designed to test the suitability of 'park and ride' as a method of recreational traffic management in rural areas. This experiment was sponsored jointly by the countryside commission and the peak park planning board during the summers of 1970 and 1971. The work described was undertaken by the author while research officer for the experiment, with further analysis done by him subsequent to leaving that post. Results of the experiment have been used to examine the wider role of the 'park and ride' technique with special reference to the lake district national park. The study concludes by advancing principles which should govern the design of traffic management for popular rural areas. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Leeds

    School of Geography, Woodhouse Lane
    Leeds, West Yorkshire  England  LS2 9JT
  • Authors:
    • MILES, J C
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 271 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Thesis
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM