BETTER PLACES THROUGH BYPASSES: REPORT OF THE BYPASS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

The report documents the six urban case studies in the Bypass Demonstration Project in the UK, and aims to provide guidance for policy makers, and those concerned with planning and design, in the local authorities of small to medium-sized towns. The project arose in 1990 from an idea of a study to look at how a town could extend the benefits of a new bypass, by taking additional traffic and environmental measures in and around the town. This idea was conceived jointly by the Department of Transport (DOT), the Civic Trust, and the County Surveyors' Society. Since 1992, the DOT has worked closely with the local authorities in six English towns to develop appropriate schemes. All these towns now have comprehensive measures in place, aimed to make the best use of their bypasses. The report has four parts: (1) a summary of the project's results and of the opinions of people in the towns; (2) a discussion of seven policy issues and problems, with guidance on who to solve them; (3) similar discussion of twelve technical issues and problems; and (4) 15 appendices, presenting background issues, summaries of data collected during monitoring, and examples of some of the traffic calming and civic design measures used.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81P+A p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-551749-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM