THE PRACTITIONER'S VIEW: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL

This paper discusses various aspects of Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) and questions about TIA that face TIA practitioners in the UK. When assessing a major development scheme, its promoter focuses clearly on its viability and practicality. He will communicate his concept in terms of several outputs, and ask that all practicable options be examined and that the recommended option should provide the best rate of return on the capital used. After selecting a viable scheme, he will need to have it taken through the planning approval process, and will begin preliminary discussions before submitting a final scheme. The planning authority will assess the developer's proposals with respect to: (1) air and climate; (2) water and soils; (3) noise; (4) landscape; (5) ecology; (6) historic and cultural heritage; (7) land use; and (8) impacts on people and communities. The quantitative assessment of a scheme is considered in detail in "Guidelines for Traffic Impact Assessment", produced by the Institution of Highways and Transportation (IHT). The paper discusses the following aspects: (1) threshold levels for TIA; (2) scoping study; (3) description; (4) traffic predictions and their validity; (5) relation of parking and public transport policies to the structure plan; and (6) planning permissions in economically disadvantaged areas. For the covering abstract see IRRD 879912.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ASTON UNIVERSITY, CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

    BIRMINGHAM,   United Kingdom  B4 7ET
  • Authors:
    • RATCLIFFE, J T
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00724101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM