CAPACITY OF CITY CENTRES. PARKING PROBLEMS: INFLUENCE ON MODAL SPLIT AND TRANSPORTATION POLICY

Capacity, referring to a district such as a city centre, can be a very misleading word when it is linked with the word parking, but as soon as it is linked also with modal split and transportation policy it can have only one meaning, capacity or accessibility for people, and/or capacity for doing business. Capacity is a product of the number of people that the centre can accommodate conveniently at any one time multiplied by the number of changes that can be engineered during some particular period. Different modes of travel require different facilities and, if the individuals are to be able to enjoy freedom of choice to travel with equal safety by a variety of modes, the accessibility of the city centre will tend to increase because of the inherent reduction in the number of points of conflict. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Conference Voice of the Pedestrian, VIII.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrian Association

    5 Buitenhof
    The Hague,   Netherlands 

    International Federation of Pedestrian Association

    5 Buitenhof
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Claxton, E C
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 19-31

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Proc
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM