The Value of traffic Management. A Note on traffic Capacity in Central London

The Value of traffic Management. A Note on traffic Capacity in Central London

In the January 1968 issue Mr Thomson concluded that the true capacity of the central London main road network had actually fallen since 1960. He now replies to some contradictory figures produced by the Chairman of the Greater London Council Highways and traffic Committee.

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