The automobile-restricted zone, in which the free flow of traffic into a congested area is reduced, has been suggested as a potential solution to some of the problems of downtown business areas. This paper reports on a conference session that discussed problems, experiences, and opportunities of such zones. The following topics are considered: Recent experiences with automobile-restricted zones in Europe and in the United States are compared. The concepts, goals, and techniques for implementing automobile-restricted zones are discussed. A series of disaggregate, behavioral travel-demand models that were used to estimate the impacts of various automobile-restrictive policies on downtown retail and employment centers are described. The planning and design opportunities available in automobile-restricted zones are discussed. The economic approach to congestion problems, i.e., roadway pricing, is introduced, and its implementation in Singapore is described. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 7-13
  • Monograph Title: Predicting and measuring impacts of transportation systems
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  • Accession Number: 00173182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026601
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM