THE RESTRAINT OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

The need for traffic restraint is identified by the inefficiency with which the existing road system operates, the pressure for reduction in traffic in sensitive areas, and the impossibility of meeting future demands for travel. Traffic restraint methods must meet the identified restraint needs, be flexible, selective, fair, adaptable, simple and inexpensive and easy to comply with. Methods to assess the desired level of restraint and methods to achieve that level are outlined. Existing (parking controls) and new methods of restraint on the private car are discussed. Private parking reduction by legislation (to reduce the number of spaces, taxiing ownership of spaces, and charging for sapces), control of through traffic, supplementary licensing by price, supplementary licensing by permit and physical controls are outlined. The restraint on commercial vehicles and the problems in implementing new measures are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • May, A D
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 15-18
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM