RESIDENTIAL STREETS: ALTERNATIVES TO THE CONVENTIONAL

Historically, the design of residential streets has concentrated on providing access to abutting properties. High standards of road construction used for highways have, in modified form, been applied to residential streets to the benefit of motor traffic and the detriment of residents. A new approach to residential street design is proposed where a range of alternative designs are evaluated against a set of predetermined performance standards, within the topographic, geological and climatic constraints peculiar to each street. To illustrate this process, alternative designs that overcome some of the undesirable effects of conventional design practice have been assessed for their impact on all aspects of residential streets, although this process requires a greater design effort, the result is a more appropriate and probably cheaper solution than the imposition of uniform technical standards for all street designs. /Author/TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 20-29
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM