A STUDY OF SOME METHODS OF TRAFFIC RESTRAINT

Five basic methods of restraining traffic in towns and cities (supplementary licensing, road pricing, cordon pricing, parking control and physical restraint) are studied in the context of the city of Coventry from the viewpoint of economic benefits and costs, feasibility, environmental effects, impact on different social groups and land-uses and legislative issues. The study relies to a considerable degree on a transport model for predicting future traffic flows and associated transport economics, before and after the application of the four fiscal systems, although several aspects of the study are less dependent on the model. Physical restraint is studied on the basis of past traffic engineering experience. The study reaches several important conclusions indicating all systems have some potential in given circumstances.(a) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Environment, England

    2 Marsham Street
    London SW1P 3EB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Report 14
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM