In an effort to stimulate transportation planners and urban officials to develop methods for periodic measurement of the performance of their urban road systems, and to establish short- and long-range street and highway performance goals, a composite rating system for assessing the quality of service of urban street and highway systems was developed. The method and results of its application to 52 selected urbanized areas are summarized here. Three measures of urbanized area street and highway performance were used in the analysis: accessibility, mobility and safety. The analysis established a composite index for 52 urbanized area street and highway systems by calculating a percentage-of-the-mean index for each of the 3 performance factors and then adding those indexes. Observations are listed which would indicate the type of information that a nationwide analysis of performance measures would yield. This study confirms the assumption that there are differences in quality of highway service in urbanized areas and that methods can be devised to assess urban road performance.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 8-11
  • Monograph Title: Evaluation of transportation operational improvements
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026555
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM