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.

http://pavementinteractive.org/index.php...

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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