TRAFFIC ENGINEERING MEASURES TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE FLOW OF DIFFERENT MODES OF TRANSPORT

TRAFIKTEKNISKE FORANSTALTNINGER FOR AT SIKRE EN EFFEKTIVE TRAFIKAFVIKLING FOR DE FORSKELLIGE TRAFIKARTER

An effective flow of traffic has satisfactory safety and has the fewest possible delays. This applies to all classes of road user. The safety and comfort of pedestrians must be ensured at traffic lights etc, and by prohibition of parking on footpaths. Separate cycle paths must be provided. Differentiation of traffic is essential. Roads must be divided into through routes attractive to through traffic, and into local routes made unattractive to all but local traffic. Parking restrictions on major routes must prevent hold-ups at busy periods but must permit loading and unloading at other times. Carriageway markings are essential and should be carried through junctions. Traffic lights at junctions must promote traffic safety; their operation must also appear rational in order that they should be obeyed. Traffic lights along a route should also be linked so as to promote uninterrupted passage of traffic. In Copenhagen, a tachometer vehicle travels along certain routes every day during rush hours, and measures journey times in order to check on the efficiency of traffic lights. Buses should be given separate lanes and also separate phases at lights. In counting traffic flow, buses can be weighted. Black spots must be constantly kept under observation. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Nordiska Vaegtekniska Foerbundets 12. Kongress, Finland, 13-17.6 1977. Direct inquiries to Herbert Nordin, National Swedish Road Administration (Centralvfoervaltningen)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road Administration

    Fack S-10220
    Stockholm 12,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Ekner, K V
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Danish

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  • Accession Number: 00184388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM