TRAFFIC ZONE SYSTEM IN THE CITY CORE OF GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
The paper discusses a case history in solving a problem to minimize the traffic on the streets and plan for well situated parking facilities. The CBD was divided in five zones. Each one has its own enter- and exit connection to the ringroad. There are no connections between neighboring zones. All-day-parkers are directed to parking facilities outside the ringroad. Short-time-parking is arranged in parking-houses in each zone, with access direct to the ring-road. Public transport has its own lanes. These lanes are the borderlines between the zones. The solution turned out as estimated. In the hardest loaded street the traffic volume was reduced to 30%. All congestion in CBD-streets disappeared. Carbon monoxide was in several points reduced from 60-70 ppm to 2-5 ppm, measured as a 30-minute value. The noise-level was half of the value before. Traffic-accidents decreased 50% in the CBD and 26% in the ringroad.
- 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
- Lindqvist, S
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 53-60
- TRT Terms: Before and after studies; Carbon monoxide; Central business districts; City planning; Highway traffic control; Parking; Sound level; Strategic planning; Traffic control; Traffic volume; Transportation
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00188020
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM