EVALUATION OF A TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR IN AN URBAN AREA

This paper aims to identify and explain the principal issues and concepts, required for the comprehensive analysis and evaluation of transport corridor facilities in an urban area. It provides an evaluation framework, and explains some of the more important tools, methods and techniques that can be used in formulating an evaluation model for an urban transport corridor. The steps of the framework are to: (1) establish goals and objectives; (2) select functions to evaluate and indicators to use; (3) collect data; (4) analyse performance indicators; and (5) implement and monitor corrective actions. A corridor should be evaluated according to: (1) peak period flow; (2) congestion cost; (3) accident cost; and (4) environmental impact. A case study is presented for the Ring Road in Delhi, India. Criteria are given for the formulation, input, and output of the evaluation model. Appropriate techniques for evaluation include: (1) network planning models; (2) quick-response estimation techniques; (3) road capacity analysis procedures; (4) traffic signal optimisation techniques; and (5) traffic simulation techniques. Three conclusions of the study are presented.

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • Agarwal, P K
    • Jain, S S
    • GUPTA, A K
    • Khanna, S K
  • Publication Date: 1995-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 5-15
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 23
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1995 12:00AM