Prototype computer models for investigating the impacts of road user charges / travel demand management in metropolitan Melbourne: Part I - description of the models; Part 2: typical output of the models - individual road/zone conditions

Road user charges, or "road pricing", is now gaining significant support in developed nations. It is one of the measures of Travel Demand Management (TDM) which is the currently fashionable hope for enhancing transport efficiency and tackling its drawbacks through influencing choice of mode and time of travel. This paper presents two spreadsheet models for estimating travel demand and the effects of road pricing on the metropolitan Melbourne network. The models address the principal freeways/arterial roads as well as the central area at this stage. The paper begins by addressing several questions and shows how the various elements of road pricing and the TDM concept fit together. Demonstration exercises, using real data, and a description of the developed models are then introduced. The components of the models are deliberately selected to facilitate their use and modification during various transport planning and engineering processes. The merits and objections of pricing in metropolitan Melbourne and informational requirements are discussed.

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    Vic Roads

    Kew, Victoria   
  • Authors:
    • Jraiw, K
  • Publication Date: 1991-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74p + 124p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: GR/91-15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 730621693
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:02PM