Impact of a peak hour lane on traffic efficiency and pollution

This paper presents the results of a managed lanes operation tested on the motorway network of the Paris region. The prime objective of the operation is to reduce traffic congestion created by a serious recurrent bottleneck, located on the common trunk of the A4 and A86 motorways. The trial consists of opening the hard shoulder dynamically to traffic so as to increase the capacity of the section during high demand periods. The evaluation of the operation is based on a before-after study. It describes the impact on capacity and different traffic congestion indicators. Environmental aspects are also considered. The effects of the use of this peak hour lane on the main emissions of pollutants and on the energy consumption are estimated. Conclusions show that this innovative traffic management practice is compatible with the requirements of a sustainable mobility.


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  • Accession Number: 01385961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:24PM