A THEORETICAL MODEL FOR ESTIMATING THE EFFECTS OF FARES, TRAFFIC RESTRAINT AND BUS PRIORITY IN CENTRAL LONDON
A theoretical model which represents passenger and vehicular travel in the Central Area of London by the characteristics of the average main road has been used to estimate, in the central London situation (1) the effect of different fare levels (profit, breakeven, zero fares), (2) the benefits which might result from restraint of non-bus traffic, (3) the benefits from comprehensive bus lanes and (4) combinations of (1) to (3). Benefits in this study relate mainly to changes in time and money costs of travel and do not include social and environmental aspects. The absolute values of the benefits predicted by this relatively simple model should be treated with caution, but it is believed that the model is able to provide a ranking of the different options. Where these options require substantial public expenditure, however, no account has been taken of the scarcity of available financial resources or of the competition between transport services and the many other demands on such limited funds.
- Also published as ISSN 0305-1293.
Transport and Road Research LaboratoryOld Wokingham Road
Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire, England
- Oldfield, R H
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 54 p.
- TRT Terms: Central business districts; Estimates; Mathematical models; Rates; Traffic engineering; Transportation; Travel patterns; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city; Rates costs; Transportation model
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00181164
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL-LR-749
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Sep 14 2002 12:00AM