FREEWAY TRAFFIC STUDY

A basic 12-hour count carried out on the south eastern freeway (Melbourne) utilising undergraduate engineering students is described. The volume-time and speed-flow relationships confirm the traditional accepted relationships of Beard and McLean (1974). However, some interesting differences relating to peak and off-peak driver populations are demonstrated. Finally, fuel and time savings are used to provide an economic justification for the provision of urban freeways. In particular, the influence of commercial traffic is highlighted. /TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the 8th Conference of the Australian Road Research Board, Perth, Australia, August 23-27, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 

    Australian Road Research Board

    P.O. Box 156
    Nunawading, Victoria 3131,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Solomon, K T
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  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 25-29
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM