SLOW SPEED ROADS

Changes in design philosophy introduced in the new doe Design Bulletin "Residential Roads and Footpaths" are examined and explained. Reference is made to examples of new schemes in Runcorn and Cheshire as well as conversion of existing streets in Oxford and some cities in Holland. The new bulletin gives more importance to human behaviour such as that of children at play. Journeys should be divided into three parts: leaving, travelling and arriving. Speed is only a major consideration at the travelling stage, pedestrians and cyclists should have preference at the journey start and end. The article discusses methods of encouraging low-speed driving including those in Delft where drivers may not go faster than a walking pace and playing in the roadways is also permitted. Several other examples are given of methods used to segregate conflicting forms of traffic. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Medical Association

    535 North Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60610
  • Authors:
    • Bendixson, T
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00170326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM