ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF TRAFFIC: CASE STUDY AT MERE, WILTSHIRE

The report gives an assessment of the degree of traffic nuisance in a small town at different levels of traffic flow, before and after the construction of a by-pass. Measurements of traffic characteristics and of public attitudes are given. A nuisance index ranging from 0 to 6 showed a median of 1.7 when trunk road traffic passed through the town. This dropped to 0.3 when the traffic changes due to the by-pass occurred. Such environmental ill-effects as there were, were virtually eliminated by the reduction in flows following the opening of the by-pass. The main disadvantage was considered by some respondents to be a drop in commercial activity in the town. The study is one of a series of case studies where changes in traffic flow have occurred, and from which more general conclusions will be published. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • MACKIE, A M
    • Griffin, L J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Supp. Rpt. 428 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM