SPREADING THE LOAD (OR HOW TO EXTEND THE PEAK HOUR WITHOUT REALLY TRYING!)

A package of proposals is discussed which should result in a reduction in peak hour traffic and the problems of public transport without the need for new construction or large expenditure. It is suggested that car commuters could be persuaded to accept staggered or flexible working hours, an individual work programme, and a four-day working week spread over five or six days with increased daily hours. Other methods suggested include preferential routes and town-centre parking charges for cars with three or more occupants. A fare surcharge could be levied on passengers arriving or leaving the centre at peak periods. Opening times of central car parks could be restricted to off-peak periods. The author discusses the sequence of introduction of the measures, giving examples of how this can be achieved. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ball, R R
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00163157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM