URBAN CONGESTION: MODELLING TRAFFIC PATTERNS, DELAYS AND OPTIMAL TOLLS

This paper provides an account of preliminary work on urban traffic congestion that forms part of the Bureau of Transport and Communications Economics project on Urban Transport Externalities. The project is concerned with a range of external impacts of urban transport. Congestion is just one of these impacts but, because it is so intimately related to the traffic patterns which gives rise to the others, it has been made the focus of the initial work. The project is concerned with impacts in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. However, mainly for reasons of immediate data availability, Melbourne is the subject of this paper. It is anticipated that the approach used here will be applied to the other cities as data become available. The paper provides an overview of the general features of urban transport models, together with estimates of the level and distribution of delay due to congestion on the urban road network, and of the level of optimal congestion tolls. (a)

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  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • Accession Number: 00715720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0-642-22679-2
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM