TITLE

On a Paradox of Traffic Planning

AUTHOR(S)
Braess, Dietrich; Nagurney, Anna; Wakolbinger, Tina
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Transportation Science;Nov2005, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p446
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For each point of a road network, let there be given the number of cars starting from it, and the destination of the cars. Under these conditions one wishes to estimate the distribution of traffic flow. Whether one street is preferable to another depends not only on the quality of the road, but also on the density of the flow. If every driver takes the path that looks most favorable to him, the resultant running times need not be minimal. Furthermore, it is indicated by an example that an extension of the road network may cause a redistribution of the traffic that results in longer individual running times.
ACCESSION #
18927068

 

Related Articles

  • Stochastic Equilibrium Model of Peak Period Traffic Congestion. de Palma, Andr&dacute;; Ben-Akiva, Moshe; Lefèvre, Claude; Litinas, Nicolaos // Transportation Science;Nov83, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p430 

    This paper addresses the problem of peak period traffic congestion. It considers the queues and delays at a single point of insufficient capacity. A model is developed to predict the pattern of traffic volumes and travel times during a peak period. It consists of two basic elements: a...

  • Performance Analysis and Evaluation of Short-Term Travel Forecast Schemes Based on Cellular Mobile Services. Raiyn, Jamal; Toledo, Tomer // International Review of Civil Engineering;Mar2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p201 

    Various forecast schemes have been proposed to manage the travel data in transportation engineering. Many studies showed that the moving average schemes are offering meaningful results compared to other different forecast schemes. This paper deals with the moving average schemes, namely, simple...

  • Fewer jams but lots of snags in capital.  // Commercial Motor;11/27/2003, Vol. 198 Issue 5056, p12 

    Reports on the failure of the congestion charge scheme in London, England to improve since it started operation in February 2003. Complaints against the scheme; Increase in red tape and administration costs in the transportation industry; Factor required in the delivery of a wide range of...

  • Surely some miss Stoke.  // Commercial Motor;6/3/2004, Vol. 199 Issue 5082, p9 

    Presents information on the result of a meeting in Stoke, England aimed at devising a solution to the traffic problems in the place. Persons who attended the meeting; Issues discussed at the meeting.

  • Identifying optimal data aggregation interval sizes for link and corridor travel time estimation and forecasting. Dongjoo Park; Laurence R.Rilett; Byron J.Gajewski; Clifford H.Spiegelman; Changho Choi // Transportation;Jan2009, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p77 

    With the recent increase in the deployment of ITS technologies in urban areas throughout the world, traffic management centers have the ability to obtain and archive large amounts of data on the traffic system. These data can be used to estimate current conditions and predict future conditions...

  • Dynamic User Equilibrium Departure Time and Route Choice on Idealized Traffic Arterials. Mahmassani, Hani; Herman, Robert // Transportation Science;Nov84, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p362 

    An extension of a recent framework for analyzing the time-dependent departure pattern arising in an idealized situation of a pool of commuters going from a single origin to a single destination along a unique route is presented. Congestion along this route is represented using elementary traffic...

  • Locating flow-intercepting facilities: New approaches and results. Berman, Oded; Krass, Dmitry; Chen Wei Xu // Annals of Operations Research;1995, Vol. 60 Issue 1-4, p121 

    The problem of locating flow-intercepting facilities on a network with probabilistic customer flows and with facility set-up costs is studied in this paper. Two types of models are investigated, namely the double-counting model and the no-double-counting model (double-counting refers to multiple...

  • Community Traffic: a technology for the next generation car navigation. Dembczyński, K.; Gaweł, P.; Jaszkiewicz, A.; Kotłowski, W.; Kubiak, M.; Susmaga, R.; Wesołek, P.; Wojciechowski, A.; Zielniewicz, P. // Control & Cybernetics;2012, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p867 

    The paper presents the NaviExpert's Community Traffic technology, an interactive, community-based car navigation system. Using data collected from its users, Community Traffic offers services unattainable to earlier systems. On the one hand, the current traffic data are used to recommend the...

  • On the Convergence of the Method of Successive Averages for Calculating Equilibrium in Traffic Networks. Mounce, Richard; Carey, Malachy // Transportation Science;Aug2015, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p535 

    The traffic assignment problem aims to calculate an equilibrium route flow vector, generally by seeking a zero of an appropriate objective function. If a continuous dynamical system follows a descent direction for this objective function at each nonequilibrium route flow vector, the system...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics