A METHOD OF ESTIMATING THE EFFECTS WHICH CHANGES IN TRAFFIC FLOWS HAVE ON INTERSECTING ROUTES
Benefits accrue to remaining vehicles on a corridor road route when a significant volume of that traffic is attracted to a competing mode. Similar benefits accrue to vehicles on the intersecting routes. Current methods of evaluation incorporate the quantification of benefits on the corridor route but not the intersecting route. The Victorian Ministry of Transport has developed and is currently using, a method of estimating economic benefits to road users along Melbournes' major transportation corridors due to public transport improvements. This study is concerned with extending the scope of this method to include the economic effects on road users on intersecting routes. A literature search was conducted and a summary of each reference considered to be the most relevant to the study was produced. The Ministry's computer program for economic analysis of traffic corridors, ECANAL, was modified to incorporate delay costs of intersecting traffic. Data requirements, modifications etc. are fully described. (TRRL)
VICTORIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTMELBOURNE,
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 71 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Costs; Economic impacts; Economics; Evaluation and assessment; Intersections; Methodology; Public transit; Routes; Traffic congestion; Traffic delays; Traffic flow; Transportation corridors; Travel budgets; Travelers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Modifications; Road user costs
- ITRD Terms: 1116: Corridor (transp); 9010: Delay; 255: Economics; 9020: Evaluation (assessment); 455: Junction; 9102: Method; 9048: Modification; 744: Public transport; 1755: Road user; 8645: Software; 291: Toll collection; 671: Traffic flow
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society; Terminals and Facilities; I71: Traffic Theory; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00331441
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
- Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM