SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE PARIS REGION POLICY, BALANCED BETWEEN TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION

Road information aims to change driver behavior. Before any trip begins, the driver must determine transportation mode, departure time, and route. The 600-km network of expressways in the Paris region, with its dense implementation of a control and information system called SIRIUS, is an ideal test-bed to measure and follow changes in driver behavior over a long period of time. The safety issues as well as the diversion options are discussed according to the last surveys. A step-by-step implementation of a large amount of variable message signs, first, then in-car information or route guidance devices, makes it possible to isolate the main parameters that are likely to trigger actual modifications. These modifications can only occur when the different choices are made available via a consistent array of reliable and timely traffic information. Even then, it is crucial to establish the first hypothesis about how the public will react to through traffic information: will they stick to their habits or not, and in what proportion?

  • 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:
    • Durand-Raucher, Y
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1883

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  • Accession Number: 00724390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2000 12:00AM