ACCESS TO THE TARENTAISE SKI RESORT MANAGEMENT OF PEAK TRAFFIC

Tarentaise is a high alpine valley in France, which is world renown as a winter sports resort. On weekends and during European holidays, intensive traffic demand far exceeds road network capacity. Configuration of the road network has a fishbone form--several roads accede to the mountain resorts and join a main axis in the valley. Traffic congestion appears early without strict control, moving off after it never exceeded a third of the normal capacity of traffic. To allow smooth flow of traffic, it is essential to avoid formation of traffic jams. To this end, the traffic above Albertville to Tarentaise cannot exceed the capacity of the most used part of the network. The traffic is scheduled on the three access roads to Albertville in proportion of the daily traffic by road lights, tele-control, and both national roads, and by the toll gate on the highway. The result is that a tourist who once waited 4 hours at Moutiers, now only stops for about 1 hour at regulation points. Management of the system is ensured by the command center OSIRIS, tourist information by the media from the previous day, and daily local radio broadcasting from OSIRIS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Gruffaz, F
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 330

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1996 12:00AM