CHANGES IN TRAFFIC PEAK HOURS BETWEEN 1978 AND 1988 . TRANSPORTATION PLANNING RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM 1990. MEASURING, MODELLING, MONITORING. NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN RESEARCH METHODS. THE HAGUE, NOVEMBER 29-30, 1990. VOLUME I AND II

VERANDERINGEN IN DE VERKEERSSPITS TUSSEN 1978 EN 1988

During the period from 1978 to 1988 the volume of traffic has clearly increased. This increase of mobility causes traffic delay during peak hours. The peak concept is a central item in models for traffic prediction and transport policy. Therefore the question was raised whether an analysis of the data taken from 10 years National Travel Surveys could indicate whether the timing, traffic volume and duration of the daily traffic peak had altered. There appears to be very little change in the time of the peak period. There is a slight tendency in the morning for a shift of the peak hour towards a later period. Working and education trips show no difference compared to peak hours for all trips in the morning. In the afternoon the trips for education have produced in an earlier peak hour. The number of trips has increased during peak hours by 30% That produces a longer period with a high level of trips. These findings are a stimulus to reconsider the peak concept. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Colloguium Vervoersplanologisch Speurwerk

    P.O. Box 45
    Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • TACKEN, M
    • Mulder, J
    • Pauwels, H
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00619835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM