DETERMINING THE RANGE OF OPTIMAL TRADE-OFFS BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ACCESSIBILITY ON LARGE NETWORKS

An examination of the conflicting demands on transport planners to provide reasonable levels of accessibility and environmental quality within a limited capital budget leads to the development of a framework displaying the potential of a network to meet these twin criteria. The method is illustrated by an example of the extent to which impact of heavy vehicles can be reduced by traffic management with the minimum loss to their accessibility. Applications of the method are shown to include estimating the feasible limits of environmental improvement, relating the cost of an environmental improvement to the minimum accessibility loss and estimating the technical efficiency of proposed options. /Author/TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Robinson, C
    • Lebinson
    • Williams, H E
    • Joyce, F E
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Accession Number: 00194087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM