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THE LAW OF PEAK-HOUR EXPRESSWAY CONGESTION

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00818387

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Eno Transportation Foundation

1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005 USA

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Abstract:

This paper examines peak-hour traffic congestion and the nature of its relationship to traffic equilibrium theory as supported by Down's Law of Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion. This Law states that on urban commuter expressways, peak-hour traffic congestion rises to meet maximum capacity. A complex set of forces lie behind this Law, which are analyzed by presentation of a model of commuter decision-making and its underlying set of assumptions. Traffic equilibrium is further discussed and illustrated through 3 commuting scenarios or cases: 1) a city with automobile-driving commuters only; 2) a city with both automobile-driving and bus-riding commuters; and 3) a city with segregated track public transit and automobile-driving commuters.

Language:

English

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Eno Transportation Foundation

1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005 USA

Authors:

Downs, A

Pagination:

p. 393-409

Publication Date:

1962-7

Serial:

Traffic Quarterly

Volume: 16
Issue Number: 3
Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
ISSN: 0041-0713

Features:

References (13) ; Tables (1)

Subject Areas:

Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; I71: Traffic Theory

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Last Modified:

Nov 1 2001 12:00AM

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