WIT Press


Transport Policy In Riga

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

7

Published

2000

Size

654 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000291

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A. Argalis, L. Baltioa, I. Zarumba & D. Liepioo

Abstract

Traffic organization and transport accessibility are the key factors characterizing urban planning quality. A clearly defined and consequently implemented traffic policy is necessary, which would pay due attention to the interaction of the city and its vicinity. A complex approach to the solution of the current traffic problems is the answer; implementation of separate isolated strategies will be of no use. Key or primary tasks of the traffic organization are based on the maintenance and betterment of the urban life quality: • reduction of air pollution; • reduction of the noise level; • recovering of space occupied by automobiles and its usage for other purposes and needs; • more space for pedestrians and cyclists. The key precondition to the foregoing is restriction of cars in the town centre. The

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