IN A ROAD NETWORK, INCREASING DELAY LOCALLY CAN REDUCE DELAY GLOBALLY

The object of this paper is to show how, in a particular simple case, total journey time varies with the travel time along an uncongested link. It is shown that for certain values of relevant parameters a reduction in total journey time may be achieved by increasing the travel time along the uncongested link. This result is of particular relevance to towns with a good bypass or, better, a good outer ring road. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Smith, M J
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 419-22
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM