A Guide to Urban Arterial Systems

Committee on Urban Arterial Systems of the Urban Transportation Division, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-280-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-280-0 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 344

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


The urban arterial system, a link between freeways and local streets, provides for the efficient collection, distribution, and transition of traffic among freeways, collector streets, local roadways, and property. This Guide discusses traffic engineering techniques and alternative modes of transportation as applicable treatments of common problems in arterial systems. This report is primarily interested in short-range strategies and the planning, implementation requirements, issues, consequences, and financial implications of each. These strategies are embodied in Transportation System Management (TSM), a concept of integrating transportation elements into a coordinated and efficient package to satisfy a range of operational issues with emphasis on low or moderate cost. In this Guide, two approaches to transportation management are considered: supply management and demand management. Under supply management, six components were investigated, including automobile facilities, high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities, light rail transit (LRT), non-motorized facilities, terminal facilities, and urban goods movement. Under demand managemtne, four components were investigated, including land use management, parking management, access management, and variable hours management.

Subject Headings: Traffic management | Urban areas | Highways and roads | Streets | Systems management | High occupancy vehicles | Light rail transit | Financial management


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