The Downs-Thompson Paradox in Multimodal Networks

Users of the transportation networks generally choose their routes in an independent and uncoordinated way in order to minimize their own perceived costs. This non-cooperative behaviour can lead to a suboptimal utilization of the network and, in some situations, increasing the network capacity can make the subutilization even worse. Such a phenomenon is described in the literature as traffic or network paradoxes. This paper provides a review on two famous network paradoxes, and also introduces a new one.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 76-85
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01600697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 2016 6:01PM