Variable Speed Limits for Different Purposes - Results from Swedish Trials and Strategy Considerations

The paper presents experiences and results from a major trial in Sweden with Variable Speed Limits (VSL). The trial comprised 20 test sites, located in different parts of the country. It includes four main types of applications; intersections including bus stops, vulnerable road user passages, links with dense traffic and links with adverse road conditions. Some important conclusions emerged from the evaluation activities. VSL at intersections resulted in speed reductions of 5 - 15 km/h. Weather-controlled VSL gives extra encouragement to reduce the speed under difficult road conditions and traffic-controlled VSL creates a smoother flow and less sudden braking.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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  • Accession Number: 01150488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 2 2010 3:21PM