MEASURING CAR USER BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH SOUTH AFRICAN URBAN FREEWAYS

This paper deals with typical car user benefits achievable on South African urban freeways and discusses how these benefits can be identified and measured. Several car trips on the M1 freeway through Johannesburg are compared with trips on the shortest alternative route, which follows several arterials through the city. The relative values of the benefits were found to be as follows: vehicle operating cost savings, 38%; value of time saving, 37%; lower accident cost risk, 25%. The net car user benefit obtained by travel on the freeway as compared to the alternative route is estimated to be almost 11 cents/km at 1981 prices. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Transport & Rd Res S Af

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Pienaar, W J
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR 332
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:34AM