HIGHWAY DESIGN CONSISTENCY AND SYSTEMATIC DESIGN RELATED TO HIGHWAY SAFETY

This paper proposes a more systematic approach to highway design for achieving consistent designs to meet the needs of drivers. It is intended as a catalyst toward promoting optimal improvements of existing facilities. Its nature is conceptual. The topics covered include (a) a critique of current practices; (b) the evolution of highway design; (c) objectifying the design process; (d) consistency of design in relation to driver expectancy; (e) application to achieve design consistency; and (f) developing a cost-effectiveness methodology. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 77-88
  • Monograph Title: Traffic control devices, visibility and geometrics
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  • Accession Number: 00196643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028264
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM