MODELS OF RECREATIONAL TRAFFIC IN RURAL AREAS

Congestion on roads leading to and within popular scenic areas has prompted research into mathematical models of recreational traffic. These techniques are intended to provide better information for the design of road improvements, traffic management schemes and facilities for outdoor recreation. In this report existing modelling techniques which conform to the established structure of trip generation, trip distribution and traffic assignment are reviewed. Direct demand modelling and systems simulation are also explored as alterntives. Discussion of the alternative structures for a recreational traffic model and recommendations for further research are given in the concluding section. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MILES, J C
    • SMITH, N
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL Supp Rpt. 301
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM