THE NEED FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ON TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT

STUDIES MADE IN CONNECTICUT TO OBTAIN INFORMATION CONCERNING FACTORS RELATING TO FACILITY CHOICE BY THE MOTORIST ARE REVIEWED. IT IS CONSIDERED THAT THE INCREASE IN GENERATED TRAFFIC IS PROBABLY DUE TO THE ADDITIONAL LENGTH OF LIMITED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS AND PARKWAYS WHICH HAVE BEEN OPEN FOR USE IN RECENT YEARS. STUDIES OF THE MAJOR EAST-WEST ROUTE EAST OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER SHOWS THAT THE TRAFFIC GROWTH ON ROUTE 15 IS EQUAL TO THE TOTAL VOLUME ON THE ROUTE AS LATE AS 1946, AND WAS NOT DIVERTED FROM OTHER ROUTES. RELATING THE INCREASES IN VOLUMES OF TRAFFIC ON THIS ROUTE TO THE LENGTH OF LIMITED-ACCESS SECTIONS AS THEY OPENED UP INDICATES THAT THE TRAFFIC GROWTH IS UNDOUBTEDLY GENERATED BY THE AVAILABILITY OF CONSIDERABLE LENGTHS OF MODERN, LIMITED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS. IT IS CONCLUDEDTHAT NO KNOWN TRAFFIC SURVEY STUDIES WOULD HAVE INDICATED THE SPACTACULAR GROWTH IN TRAFFIC VOLUMES.

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  • Authors:
    • Hooper, Curtis J
  • Publication Date: 1952

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