HLG 159/2435

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Greater London Council: traffic characteristics on the M4, A4, A316 and the M3

Date range1971
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries HLG, subseries HLG 159

Wasteoftime.jpg This file is a waste of time.
You are advised to avoid it like the plague. Its file title sounds rather interesting but it may contain only dull papers that fail to illuminate the subject matter or it may not even be related to the subject suggested by the title.


"Traffic characteristics" appears to mean "traffic counts". The inquiry panel had asked for some specific information about traffic forecasts for M4 and A4 between Heathrow and Hammersmith, the M3 J2-1 and the A316 R2-R1. Pages of analysis then show which traffic modelling zones from across the whole of Greater London were forecast to generate 3000 or more journeys per day on those specific links. The results are a series of diagrams with spidery lines in all directions that don't clearly show anything much at all.

I would have shrugged my shoulders, but it didn't seem worth the effort.

People with camera copies

None known.