GETTING THE MOST FROM OUR TRANSPORT FACILITIES: THE ROLE OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

Fifteen papers are presented here on the general traffic engineering scene and the specific efforts aimed at matching or modifying the current demand. General papers cover trends in traffic flows and speeds, environmental concern and road investment. Policy and current developments in traffic control systems, the design of non-signalized intersections, and traffic capacity in urban areas are considered, and recent British traffic engineering developments including automatic route control are reviewed. Comprehensive traffic management, the use of traffic signals to influence to amount of routing of traffic, and some possible methods of restraining traffic are considered. It is noted that measures taken to increase capacity and reduce delay serve also to stimulate demand. This leads to the need to consider traffic management and restraint techniques to limit the growth of traffic.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of a symposium held at the Transport and Road Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, April 9-11, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL SR 231 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM