Towards systems for integrated urban traffic management

The process of integrated traffic management is similar to the approach for studying any complex system and includes both traffic engineering and transport planning aspects. It proceeds through the stages of problem diagnosis and measurement; formulation of feasible actions which combine the appropriate elements; prediction of consequences; decision among alternative actions; implementation; and measurement of consequences. The process requires the effects of actions to be evaluated by "before and after" measurements. Integration may bring together elements whose consequences may be in conflict, and resolution of such problems is therefore required. Full consideration should be given to all those people affected directly and indirectly by such schemes. Groups affected include private motorists, public transport users and operators, emergency vehicle systems, pedestrians, goods vehicle systems and operators, taxi systems and operators, cyclists, residents and commercial establishments, and the old, infirm, and handicapped. Experiences from cities in OECD countries, involving varying degrees of integration, are used to illustrate the process, its components and evaluation. Future directions for implementation, and outstanding research needs are outlined.

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  • Accession Number: 01439607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:25PM