This is an exploration of the opportunity to apply new and innovative solutions available as a result of advances in technology over recent years. The paper holds that the available technology has outstripped the ability of traffic engineers to deliver creative solutions to traffic problems. Current traffic management strategy has failed to recognize that management of the supply of traffic capacity is only half of the picture; the task of managing traffic demand is equally important. Trends in urban societies that affect traffic management strategies are listed and discussed. These forces can reshape urban transport needs at a time when traditional funding sources for new facilities are being cut back. Demand management is discussed. Road user charging provides a means to influence and manage demand at critical times of congestion. Sophisticated vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication may aid in adding flexible road pricing features. In this regard, the need for protection of personal rights and freedoms must be recognized. Safety features may also be incorporated into such systems.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • HOWIE, D
  • Publication Date: 1989-10

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  • Accession Number: 00489362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1990 12:00AM