This paper considers how one may estimate changes of traffic volumes at specific bottlenecks of the urban transportation system which would occur as a result of work schedule changes. An estimation procedure disaggregating trip volumes of traffic counts according to their generators i.e. workplaces is first established, followed by assignment of trips to small-scale time intervals. The staggering algorithm developed in this study is heuristic by nature. The data requirements of the model described here do not go far beyond the level of a carefully designed conventional work staggering compaign. In addition to employment and work schedule data, the model uses information on the transportation network-in the elementary form of a travel time matrix - and on the spatial distribution of the residential population. The time distribution of arrivals and departures is also considered. The results of the application of the model and the staggering algorithm to the morning peak of the Karlsruhe public passenger transport system are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper appears in "Urban Traffic Models", which is a publication containing the Proceedings of Seminar N of the Summer Annual Meeting at University of Warwick, England during July, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HERZ, R K
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 45-55
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  • Accession Number: 00148088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P122
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1981 12:00AM