This paper discusses pedestrian areas created as a result of restricting vehicle access in previously all-purpose trafficked streets to certain times of the day. There are three main elements in the creation of pedestrian-dominated areas: strategic transportation, tactical traffic management and detailed design. The city of Leeds is used as an example to describe how problems of congestion caused by commuter and business traffic can be eased by a modal transfer from car to bus, achieving a more efficient use of highway capacity and space. However, buses and their services must be made more attractive. The recently completed scheme in wakefield is given as an example of the form of traffic management often required before pedestrian-dominated areas can be created. A complete assessment of traffic conditions was needed. The author discusses factors deciding which order should be used to implement the pedestrianisation. All interested bodies should be consulted before any decisions are made. Details are given of several types of construction of paved areas that can be used. Future developments are indicated. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Nye, C
  • Publication Date: 1977-2


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00159784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM