EFFECTIVE LOW COST TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
The City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has implemented transportation policies of low cost with dramatic results in accident reduction for pedestrians and vehicles, increased speed of vehicular flow, increased capacity for some arterial streets, and reduction of vehicular stops. Two major policies were adopted in traffic operations. The first covered the development of an extensive one-way arterial street system, covering the Central Business District and surrounding residential areas and a major industrial area. The second significant policy was in parking regulations. The two policies have been accepted by the decision makers many years ago and are supported by evidence documented from time to time, to indicate the value of such traffic engineering techniques, together with dramatic and visual results on the streets recognized by the citizens themselves.
- Compendium of Technical Papers of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at the Fourth World Transportation Engineers Conference, Mexico City, October 2-6, 1977.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Desjardins, R J
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 648-660
- TRT Terms: Arterial highways; Central business districts; City planning; Costs; Highway capacity; Highway traffic control; Parking regulations; Pedestrian safety; Streets; Traffic engineering; Transportation; Transportation planning; Transportation policy; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Pedestrian protection
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00188005
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM