SIMULATIONS OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN TORONTO

A traffic flow simulation program was to estimate the external time costs that an additional vehicle using a congested city street imposes on other motorists on that street. The traffic flow on tow street networks in Toronto is simulated for the morning rush hour and a mid-day period. After simulating the actual traffic load in these two periods, traffic volumes on individual streets were varied one at a time by one hundred vehicles per hour. The incremental delay to other vehicles from the addition of these vehicles is calcualted by the program and the number of vehicle hours of delay per additional vehicle mile travelled is determined. Assuming a value of time for all motorists, the incremental external time cost attributed to the added traffic on each street in each direction during each of the two periods can be determined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Dewees, D N
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 153-161
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM