Traffic Demand Management in Action



Traffic Demand Management in Action

Authors

PEDEN S M, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Description

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust is a large 1,000 bed general/ maternity/teaching hospital complex. The hospitals are situated on the outskirts of Southampton, in the middle of a residential area.

Abstract

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust is a large 1,000 bed general/ maternity/teaching hospital complex. The hospitals are situated on the outskirts of Southampton, in the middle of a residential area.

The hospital(s) have obviously expanded from the early 1900's, and all the access roads around the site are single lane two way carriageways around 7.3m wide.

The site had only one main vehicle entrance, a two lane one-way access road which serve around 6,500 employees, plus associated visitors and servicing needs. There were over 12,000 vehicle movements per 12hr. weekday to and from the site with only 2,000 on-site car parking spaces. In 1993 it was estimated from surveys that demand for car parking spaces was over 2,700 giving a shortage of some 700, equivalent to 35%.

Publisher

Association for European Transport