EFFECT OF HOV BYPASS LANE LOCATION ON VIOLATION RATES. FINAL REPORT

High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) bypass lanes are a common feature of ramp metering systems. This report addresses the question of whether HOV-lane violation rates are significantly affected by placement of the HOV lane to the left or right of the single-occupancy (SOV) lane. It is concluded that the placement of the lane has no significant effect. It is recommended that placement of HOV lanes to the left or right of the SOV lane be left to local discretion, and that the decision be based on considerations other than the potential effect on violation rates.

  • Corporate Authors:

    San Diego State University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    San Diego, CA  United States  92182-1900

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Banks, J H
  • Publication Date: 1990-10

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA/SDSU/CE9001, 55-390-623225
  • Contract Numbers: F88T027
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM