STOCKTON SIGNS POINT TO CHEAP LORRY ROUTES

The article describes a method of positive sign-posting long routes which is claimed to be 80 per cent less expensive than conventional signing systems. The method indicates only the routes that lorries must follow rather than those prohibited. Individual signs at every side road are not needed; the system relies on a single notice at the start with repeater signs placed on existing street furniture. Nearly 26 percent of all vehicles crossing Cleveland's county boundaries were commercial vehicles, over 15 per cent exceeded three ton unladen weight. Before and after origin - destination surveys and traffic counts were made; pedestrian delays at a 'zebra' crossing were monitored. Results showed that just over half the lorry drivers complied with the routes, with over 60 per cent reduction in lorry trips on the prohibited routes. A slight reduction in noise was recorded and the pedestrian delays at the crossing were halved. /TRRL/

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 23-25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM