ROADS IN HOUSING LAYOUTS: SOME THEORETICAL STUDIES

After a brief historical discussion of roads within housing areas, and an analysis of the situation as it exists today, this paper will consider the effect of existing standards and suggest some possible modifications to these standards and the repercussions of these. It will discuss the effects of site characteristics on road areas, and stress the importance of considering the appropriateness of networks for given sites. Finally it will consider the effects of design variables, and illustrate the significance of these as determinants of road area. This will show that, contrary to popular belief, the architect, although often restrained by road standards, still has an important role to play in reducing the vast areas of road within our housing estates. /TRRL/

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    • Transactions of the Martin Centre for Archetectural and Urban Studies, Cambridge Universtity, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Woodhead-Faulkner Publishers, Limited

    8 Market Passage
    Cambridge,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, S
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00195442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-85941-078-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM