TWO-LANE RURAL ROADS: DESIGN AND TRAFFIC FLOW

THE GREATER PART OF NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEMS CONSISTS OF RURAL TWO-LANE ROADS. IN SPITE OF A GROWING PERCENTAGE OF MOTORWAYS, TWO-LANE ROADS HAVE BEEN AND WILL REMAIN PROMINENT AND MUST THEREFORE RECEIVE EACH COUNTRY'S SPECIAL ATTENTION. THE REPORT EVALUATES THE COMPLEX DESIGN AND TRAFFIC PROBLEMS OF TWO-LANE ROADS AND THE MANY INTERACTING ELEMENTS SUCH AS NETWORK PLANNING, ROAD DESIGN PARAMETERS, TRAFFIC VOLUMES, SPEED, SAFETY AND OVERALL ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF AUTOMATIC MEASURING EQUIPMENT. THE MAIN CONCLUSIONS OF THE REPORT REFER TO THE DESIGN PROBLEM OF LOW AND HIGH VOLUME ROADS, THE ABSOLUTE CAPACITY, THE PASSENGER CAR EQUIVALENT OF TRUCKS, THE OPERATING SPEED AND SPEED TRENDS. SEVEN PROJECTS TO BE UNDERTAKEN ON A CO- OPERATIVE BASIS ARE PROPOSED. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    2, rue André Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&d Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM