A pilot study of Melbourne's traffic problem

In 1960, the Traffic Commission, Victoria, carried out a metropolis wide study of Melbourne's streets in order to assess existing traffic conditions and to predict future traffic demands. This paper describes field and office methods used in collecting and analysing data, presents summaries of the main facts and develops further relationships between travel time, accidents and volume. Mathematical models, derived in 1954 to represent traffic flows in Melbourne, are checked and modified to predict future traffic volumes. The potential future volumes are compared to existing capacities and the possible increase in traffic delays is discussed (A).


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 388-405
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 01441295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:38PM