COMMENTS ON THE GLC CONSULTATION DOCUMENT 'LORRY ROUTES AND BANS'
The pamphlet considers the economic factors affecting the operation of heavy goods vehicles through London. One ninth of the freight moved in Great Britain starts or ends its journey in London. The large increase in heavy goods vehicles since 1960 has been caused by government decisions to relax weight and speed restrictions. It is claimed that considerable benefits could be gained by minimizing the movement of freight altogether. Any movement should be minimized by directing freight on to rail or water, or by restricting lorry size to a 16 ton maximum. Evidence is given to show such a policy to be practical, capable of being enforced and of negligible cost to the consumer. It is considered that a 16 ton weight limit for the FLC area is the best solution to the problem, resulting in a net saving of external costs. /TRRL/
Friends of the Earth377 City Road
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Economic factors; Economics; Freight transportation; Heavy vehicles; Itinerary; Laws; Modal split; Size; Size and weight regulations; Speed; Traffic regulations; Trucks; Urban areas; Weight
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- ITRD Terms: 255: Economics; 1112: Freight transport; 699: Itinerary; 1236: Lorry; 675: Modal split; 5408: Speed; 8119: United kingdom; 313: Urban area; 5485: Weight
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Highways; Law; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Society; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00157389
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
- Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM