DESIGNING A ROAD THROUGH A NATIONAL PARK (ABSTRACT ONLY)

The Laboratory of Highway Engineering at Helsinki University of Technology has designed a road through a national park. The park is situated in the western and very flat part of Finland. The highest point of the park is 231 m above the sea and the terrain around the park is about 30 m lower. The main purpose was to design a local road through the park causing as little harm to the environment as possible. That is why the work is a compromise between the road design standards and the needs of nature. The road was planned to serve mainly tourism in the summer. The intent was to keep the traffic volume low and have most of the tourists walk or bicycle when visiting the park. However, buses would be allowed to drive through the park. The width of the road is to be at least 5.5 m. The design speed of the road is to be 50 km/h.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The publisher's German name is Forschungsgesellschaft fur Strassen- und Verkehrswesen (FGSV).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Road and Transportation Research Association

    Postbox 50 13 62
    D-50973 Cologne,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • VALTONEN, J
    • Ketonen, P
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  • Publication Date: 2000-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 453

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00794802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FGSV 002/67
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2000 12:00AM