ALLOCATION OF TRAFFIC TO BYPASSES

FROM RECENT EXPERIENCE GAINED IN CONDUCTING BEFORE AND AFTER ORIGIN-DESTINATION STUDIES ON TWO INDIANA BYPASSES, IT WAS FOUND THAT SEVERAL OF THE CURRENT METHODS USED FOR TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT DID NOT GIVE COMPARABLE RESULTS. THE TRAFFIC USAGES AS GIVEN BY VARIOUS METHODS, INCLUDING A METHOD BASED ON TIME, ONE BASED ON DISTANCE, AND ANOTHER BASED ON SEVERAL DISTANCE FACTORS, WERE COMPARED TO THE KNOWN USAGE OF THE TWO INDIANA BYPASSES. THE RESULTS WERE THEN ANALYZED IN AN EFFORT TO VERIFY ONE OR MORE OF THESE METHODS. A NEW METHOD BASED UPON COMPARATIVE TRAVEL COSTS WHICH CONSIDERS BOTH TIME AND DISTANCE FACTORS WAS DERIVED FROM THE FACTUAL USAGE. THIS METHOD MAY HAVE A WIDE APPLICATION TO ALL TYPES OF FACILITIES, AND OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR EASY AND DIRECT COMPUTATION OF HIGHWAY BENEFITS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • May, A D
    • Michael, H L
  • Publication Date: 1952

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