THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAFFIC RESTRAINT POLICIES: A SIMPLE META-REGRESSION ANALYSIS

The aim of this paper is to examine potential insights which meta-analysis can offer in the field of quantitative transport economics. Meta-analysis involves the application of statistical procedures to a set of previous case studies to seek out such things as common patterns in results and to explore the sources of differences in the results which are offered. The simple meta-regression approach examined here brings together the results of a number of studies which have explored the implications of various urban traffic restraints schemes on congestion levels. From the longer term perspective, more importantly the paper seeks to use the results and experiences of this meta-analysis work to suggest ways in which the results of empirical studies may usefully be presented to allow more detailed comparative analysis to be completed. (A)

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  • Accession Number: 00729860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1996 12:00AM