PRISONERS OF THE MOTORIZED SOCIETY

BILSAMHAELLETS FAANGAR

Urban districts will need to be zoned off in the future so as to cut down sharply on the volume of motor traffic. The quantity of cars must be reduced within the neighbourhood so that they can exist side by side with pedestrian traffic and be driven under terms dictated by the pedestrians. On the perimeter streets around these tranquil islands motor traffic should not be accepted on the scale it has been today. Even the main streets have limited "traffic tolerance". It is by defining clear-cut limits for traffic tolerance in the street environment, as well as for the interference of motor traffic with pedestrian and bicycle traffic, that we can get useful measuring instruments towards transformation of the city's traffic network, which is bound to happen in any case. Although the instruments that must be used are largely provided by traffic legislation and other administrative measures, the potentials of physical planning for controlling land use and the establishment of activities also must be exploited. /TRRL/

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    Foereningen foer Samhaellsplanering

    Bagaregatan 10
    216-18 Malmo,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Bluecher, G
    • Carlestam, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 258-69
  • Serial:
    • Plan
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Foereningen foer Samhaellsplanering
    • ISSN: 0032-0560

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM