TO BY-PASS OR NOT TO BY-PASS

WHETHER OR NOT TO BY-PASS A COMMUNITY, LIKE MOST ROAD AND STREET LOCATION PROBLEMS, SHOULD BE DECIDED BY DETERMINING WHAT ROAD AND STREET NETWORK WILL PROVIDE THE MOST ECONOMIC TRAFFIC SERVICE. THE WHOLE NETWORK MUST BE CONSIDERED BECAUSE HIGHWAYS, IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER RURAL ROADS AND URBAN STREETS, FORM A TRANSPORTATION NETWORK TO SERVE THE MOTORISTS. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SUCH A BYPASS MUST BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED. IF MOST TRAFFIC HAS THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AS ITS DESTINATION, THEN A ROUTE SHOULD CERTAINLY PASS THROUGH THIS DISTRICT. TRAFFIC FLOW PATTERNS MUST FIRST BE DETERMINED AND THE RESULTS STUDIED BEFORE ANY DECISION CONCERNING LOCATION AND NEED IS TAKEN. THE PROCEDURES USED IN THE SASKATCHEWAN DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS ARE DESCRIBED. /CGRA/

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  • Accession Number: 00203209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1994 12:00AM