METERING ARTERIAL STREETS - IS IT A POLITICAL MINEFIELD?
What can a city do when motorists from nearby communities congest a major corridor and transportation models forecast that traffic demands will double within the next twenty years? Since constructing an arterial cul-de-sac is usually impractical, an alternative that is receiving attention is "metering" traffic on the arterial street now, before the problem gets worse. To those motorists potentially affected by the metering, this approach may seem like a harsh solution. A technical analysis using CORSIM and SYNCRO traffic simulation tools shows that with metering, overall travel times can be improved, vehicle delay lessened, and traffic congestion reduced. However, developing and implementing a metering plan may cause political problems that were not anticipated.
- Full conference proceedings available on CD-ROM.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Templeton, J
- Institute of Transportation Engineers 2003 Annual Meeting and Exhibit (held in conjunction with ITE District 6 Annual Meeting)
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Date: 2003-8-24 to 2003-8-27
- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 8p
- TRT Terms: Arterial highways; Communities; Congestion management systems; Corridors; Cul de sacs; Demand; Forecasting; Implementation; Traffic congestion; Traffic flow; Traffic simulation
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Research; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00973448
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 5 2004 12:00AM