TRUCKS IN SUBURBS. THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF BULK ROAD HAULAGE ON URBAN COMMUNITIES

The report prepared by a special study of the Datex Co-operative Limited, is concerned with identifying the various types of impact which heavy road haulage vehicles might have on urban residential communities and with establishing techniques for measuring and costing these impacts. The study confirmed that the impact of heavy vehicles on residents, road users and the community at large is much greater than their number might first indicate. The economic impact on the community is affected mainly through road damage costs, accident costs and the devaluation of residential properties. It is clearly in the public interest that in all developments where increased heavy road haulage is involved, the potential costs of this activity should be recognized. It appears that this aspect is frequently ignored or minimised in environmental impact statements. /TRRL/

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    Datex Co-operative Limited

    P.O. Box 337
    Hamilton, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00179941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM