REPORT OF THE TWENTY-NINTH ROUND TABLE ON TRANSPORT ECONOMICS, HELD IN PARIS ON 20TH AND 21ST FEBRUARY, 1975 ON: ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF TRAFFIC PEAKS

In this paper an attempt is made to place the problem of traffic peaks in its context, to identify its economic aspects, and to propose a range of possible improvements. Certain aspects of traffic peaks - transport costs, the function of transport, pricing and comfort - are discussed. Seasonal, weekly and daily peaks are considered, both in urban and non-urban areas. The nature and effects of traffic peaks, together with their causes and trends, are analysed, and some long-term and short-term solutions to the problem are suggested. It is concluded that an analysis of peak phenomena - causes, effects and remedies - calls for finely focussed research on a case-by-case basis. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report of the Euiopean Conference of Ministers of Transport.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Research Documentation, OECD

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  • Authors:
    • DE WAELE, A
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ECMT RT #29
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM