Roads and road traffic cannot be considered in isolation, but the effects of a scheme on the environment, traffic safety, economic and social conditions must be taken into account. This is done by consequence analysis. In Norway, road planning is divided into the following stages: (1) problem analysis, (2) discussion of target, (3) formulation of alternative schemes, (4) consequence analyses, (5) comparison of schemes and choice of final scheme. Consequence analysis comprises utilisation of resources, effects on road users and effects on the environment. Examples are given of consequence analysis performed for towns in Norway. It is seen that the process takes into account all factors and not only transport standards, is an essential part of the planning procedure, and is an objective method. Better methods must be developed for analysis of indirect effects. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nordiska Vaegtekniska Foerbundet, Sweden

    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Lauridsen, H
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • Norwegian

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  • Accession Number: 00184389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM