TRAFFIC DIVERSION DUE TO MOTORWAY TOLLS

In this paper, the authors present the concept of a "virtuous circle" in which tolls on congested highways improve vehicle speeds and reduce congestion. Virtuous circles involve the relationship between travel time with respect to flow "bending backward" in a smooth fashion when congestion occurs. A microscopic traffic simulator is used to demonstrate how a toll may reduce traffic congestion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1999 Institution of Electrical Engineers, London
  • Corporate Authors:

    W.S. Atkins Consultants Limited

    Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road
    Epsom, Surry  United Kingdom  KT18 5BW

    UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TRANSPORT OPERATIONS RESEARCH GROUP

    ,    

    Bristol (England). City Council

    ,    

    Smith Group

    ,    

    IBI Group, Canada

    230 Richmond Street West
    Toronto, Ontario  Canada  M5V 1V6

    Ian Catling Consultancy

    ,    

    Philips Laboratories

    Briarcliff Manor, NY  United States 

    Rijkswaterstaat

    4 Koningskade
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Bell, Michael G H
    • Wright, Steven
    • Hills, Peter J
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00788647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2000 12:00AM