CLEARWAYS: THEIR EFFECTS ON TRAFFIC AND TRADERS

This report was submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the graduate diploma in town planning, South Australian Institute of Technology. In order to aid the assessment of the effects of proposed 12-hour clearways on arterial roads in Adelaide, an investigation was made into the customer parking requirements of various types of retail establishment. A questionnaire survey was used to obtain from shopkeepers certain basic data, which were then used to formulate a simple parking demand model. A method was developed to apply the model to real situations, in order to compare parking requirements with parking availability both with and without clearway conditions. The conclusion was reached that on arterial roads with a high level of shopping activity, the imposition of a 12-hour clearway could have serious deterimental effects on traders and on the amenity of areas adjacent to the shopping areas, with little overall benefit to through traffic. However, because of small sample sizes in the original survey the above conclusion should be regarded as indicative only, pending further more detailed research to validate the findings of this study. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    South Australia Highways Department, Australia

    33-37 Warwick Street
    Walkerville, South Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Zetlein, L H
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1982 12:00AM