This review is concerned with the design of diversion signs intended to persuade motorists to shift from a congested to a less congested route. Studies of driver behavior were reviewed, including: (1) Origin-destination studies-these studies indicate the objective route characteristics which make a particular roadway path attractive to the driver; (2) Economic studies of the dollar value of time-these studies indicate the influence of economic factors on route choice; and (3) Studies of drivers' attitudes towards route diversion. Design principles are suggested for signs of route diversion, ramp diversion, and freeway condition diversion (usually called incident management). /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Traffic Systems Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC  United States  20064
  • Authors:
    • Knapp, B G
    • Peters, J I
    • Gordon, D A
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-74- 22 Final Rpt., FCP 31R2-012
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8001
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM