Comment 29647

By JonC (registered) | Posted March 20, 2009 at 17:44:40

The argument most likely to get attention is how much extra money the city has to throw away in order to maintain the roads as heavy trucks have a significantly higher impact on road wear. Limiting trucking to a few corridors would allow the city to focus on upgrading the structure of those few streets and having lower maintainance costs in the long run.

The estimated damage from heavy traffic is the ratio of vehicle weights to the power of four (so a 5 tonne truck will do about 625 times more damage to the road than a 1 tonne car).

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