12 TOOLS FOR IMPROVING MOBILITY AND MANAGING CONGESTION

This booklet describes 12 tools that are being used to reduce traffic congestion. They are described in order of increasing complexity, and grouped in four general categories: basic tools; immediate-action tools; advanced tools; and new tools. Basic tools include (1) traffic signal improvements, (2) expanding the road system, and (3) suburban-scale transit; immediate-action tools include (4) jam busters: clearing incidents fast, (5) transportation management associations (TMAs) and trip reduction ordinances (TROs), and (6) high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes: buses and carpools; advanced action tools include (7) light rail transit, (8) toll roads: direct user financing, and (9) land use strategies to reduce driving; and, finally, new tools include (10) super streets: a strategic approach to managing arterial highways, (11) telecommuting: the stay-at-home alternative, and (12) smart cars on smart highways: intelligent vehicle-highway systems.

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    Urban Land Institute

    625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00621737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-87420-718-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1992 12:00AM