The paper suggested that conventional standards for residential roads are now outdated and can be shown to over-provide for the motor vehicle often at the expense of safety and appearance. The time has come to design residential roads from first principles with sympathy for other considerations. The solutions now in use are based on a hierarchy of roads related to the numbers of dwellings served which include for the elimination of through traffic by constructing houses around short culs-de-sac which have joint use surfaces on which the pedestrian is dominant and vehicle speed is reduced by design. /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Senior, G M
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 9-11
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM