Market research is just as important in traffic engineering as it is for a company. Traffic estimates should take into account the sociological, economical and technical aspects simultaneously. This important exercise can only be properly conducted by a comprehensive study of the problem. In many respects the climax of development has passed. Population is on the decrease, an increase in maximum speed has no further advantages, the railway network is more or less complete apart from a few express - and urban routes and the extension of the highway network will probably be complete within a few years. As opposed to the constructive aspects of traffic engineering, the operational aspects are gaining importance. The transition between different modes of transport, and journey speeds, especially in town traffic conditions, has to be improved. A careful watch on the situation will enable reliable estimates for the future to be possible and will assist in avoiding incorrect investments.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dr Arthur Tetzlaff Verlag

    Niddastrasse 64
    Frankfurt am Main,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Leibbrand, K
  • Publication Date: 1977-3-4


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00176913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1981 12:00AM