The article describes proposals given in the Bristol area Land Transportation Study by Jamieson, Mackay and Partners to relieve the growing congestion in the city of Bristol. The study recommends the setting up of a car restraint cordon about the city centre where motorists will be charged for journeys in or out of the central area during peak hours. Various forms of car restraint were considered in the study with two other strategies based on highways and bus priorities; but it was decided that the highways strategy could not cope with the increased traffic, and the bus priority scheme would not significantly alter the mode of travel. The team concluded that the cordon was the only method which would avoid long delays and discourage through traffic, giving equality to those who at present enjoyed free parking and those who had to pay; inside the cordon parking would be free. The toll cordon would have to be accompanied by road building to carry the increased circumferal traffic. Bus priority lanes should be introduced on all routes into the city centre through the cordon. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Merchant, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10-3

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  • Accession Number: 00133655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1981 12:00AM