DATA AND PROCEDURES FOR TRAFFIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT

This paper reviews the "Guidelines for Traffic Impact Assessment" (IRRD 871306), published by the Institution of Highways and Transportation (IHT) in September 1994. The Guidelines aimed to establish a common format for Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA), and were prepared following extensive consultation with the development control industry. They are endorsed by the Department of Transport (DoT), and many highway authorities in the UK will use them as the basis for appraisals. Several themes in the Guidelines reflect standard practice in presenting environmental impact assessments. The paper lists the Guidelines' proposed chapter headings within a TIA, and discusses: (1) when the preparation of a TIA is required; (2) what data should be used for trip generation; (3) other key data issues for TIAs; (4) in which years TIA assessments should be made; and (5) why the TIA should include environmental impacts. In practice, the Guidelines document is only proposing a reordering and improved presentaion of the information normally presented within any comprehensive TIA. Several potential advantages of the Guidelines are indicated, including quicker examination of applications by local authorities. An appendix describes the TRICS database system. For the covering abstract see IRRD 879912.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ASTON UNIVERSITY, CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

    BIRMINGHAM,   United Kingdom  B4 7ET
  • Authors:
    • EASTMAN, C
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00724098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM