The potential benefits of traffic management measures include a reduction in delays, fuel savings and a reduction in air emissions. The effectiveness of a particular scheme can only be identified by comprehensive surveys carried out before and after implementation. This paper examines how to design travel surveys so as to detect whether or not significant changes in the various travel time components have occurred. Issues addressed include types of measurement techniques, the inherent variability in measured travel times, delays and number of stops, and the identification of an adequate sample size. Data from a study of signal coordination on Unley/Belair Road in Adelaide is used to illustrate the approach. (Author/TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented during the 12th Australian Road Research Board Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 27-31 August 1984.
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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Ferreira, L J
    • Dandy, G C
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 132-142
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  • Accession Number: 00393467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM