PEAK PERIOD TRAFFIC CONGESTION--STATE OF THE ART AND RECOMMENDED RESEARCH

This study attempted to develop information on non-capital intensive approaches to reducing peak-period congestion and thus support local congestion-reduction efforts. The study made a state-of-the-art survey of methods, presented recommendations for research in short-term and long-term efforts, and suggested methods of reducing different types of traffic congestion problems. The study concluded that individual techniques should be packaged with other supportive techniques to create a cumulative and even synergetic impact. The relationship between peak-period traffic congestion and a number of critical societal problems should be investigated and clarified. It is also noted research is needed to determine indirect benefits and disbenefits and the institutional constaints inherent in a number of promising congestion-reduction techniques. This study also analyzed the potential effectiveness and feasibility of 22 alternative solutions, selected optimum approaches for current application, and determined the critical needs for new information and future needs. Research findings are reported which relate to staggered work hours, short work week, pricing and regulatory mechanisms, restricting access, land use planning, marketing, communications, traffic engineering, transit operations, and vehicle design. It was noted that many of the techniques could be implemented together (packaging) with the potential for far greater effectiveness than when applied singly.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Transportation Research Board, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in Cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Remak/Rosenbloom

    22 Miramar Avenue
    Santa Barbara, CA  USA  93108
  • Authors:
    • Remak, Roberta
    • Rosenbloom, Sandra
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 342 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM