SIMULATION UTILISATION MEASURES

SIMULATIE BENUTTINGSMAATREGELEN. EFFEKTENSTUDIE MET BETREKKING TOT HET MIKROSIMULATIEMODEL FOSIM

The long term traffic and transport policy of the Netherlands has been laid down in the Second Transport Structure Plan (SVV-II). In this plan a new policy theme has been introduced: Traffic control, which purpose is to guarantee optimal use of the existing infrastructure. A set of potential so called "utilisation measures" has been drawn up, but there is hardly any insight in the effectiveness of some of the measures. A study has been done on the effectiveness of two utilisation measures with the help of the microscopic simulation model called FOSIM (Freeway Operations SIMualation). The two utilisation measures are: (1) prohibition for trucks to overtakeon motorways; and (2) exclusion of trucks during congestion on motorways.The main conclusions based on the simulation with FOSIM can be summarizedas follows: The prohibition for trucks to overtake has hardly any effect on the free-flow capacity, and the exclusion of trucks during congestion has a substantial positive effect on the queue discharge capacity (expressed in veh/hr).

  • Corporate Authors:

    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT, FACULTEIT DER CIVIELE TECHNIEK

    PO BOX 5048
    DELFT,   Netherlands  2628 CN
  • Authors:
    • SCHUURMAN, H
    • Vermijs, RGMM
  • Publication Date: 1994-3

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 61 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: VK 2205.309

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM