SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF KNOWLEDGE ON TRAFFIC RESTRAINT

The first phase of this project explores the possible application of traffic restraint to transportation problems in Connecticut. A historical review is made of traffic restraint, and the methods and techniques that may be utilized or considered in the solution of a traffic or urban development problem are documented. Techniques which may be applied in cases where traffic restraint is desireable include parking controls, network alterations, road pricing, and energy proposals. Network alterations can conveniently be categorized into pedestrian malls or auto free zones, and the reservation of highway lanes. The reserved lane concept provides for the utilization of specified highway lanes exclusively by high occupancy vehicles. Road pricing involves charging for the use of roads or streets in which restrictions of traffic are desired. Traffic demand potentially can also be controlled through the availability of fuel or its price. Each of these methods must be considered in terms of the existing situation and the results that are desired.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the Joint Highway Research Advisory Council of the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Connecticut, Storrs

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 261 Glenbrook Road
    Storrs, CT  USA  06269-2037
  • Authors:
    • Garofalo, S B
    • Wortman, R H
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHR-76-99
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM