OPTIMUM WIDTH FOR WIDENING SECONDARY ARTERIAL STREETS

THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A METHOD FOR EASILY DETERMINING SPEEDS AND POSITION OF VEHICLES ON STREETS WITH PARKING ON ONE OR BOTH SIDES, CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING EFFECTIVE STREET WIDTH ARE GIVEN. COMPARATIVE DATA FOR FREE-MOVING, MEETING AND OTHER VEHICLES ARE TABULATED. A WIDTH OF 29 FT WAS FOUND TO BE ADEQUATE FOR ALL OBSERVED DRIVERS TO ACCEPT A MEETING MANOEVRE OPPOSITE A PARKED CAR, AND FOR DRIVERS HOLDING THE SAME LATERAL POSITION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER FREE-MOVING OR MEETING, A WIDTH OF 31 FT WAS NECESSARY. /RRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Verge, Michel E
    • Berry, Donald S
  • Publication Date: 1965

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 45-47
  • Monograph Title: Geometric design and barrier rails
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  • Accession Number: 00203197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM