The re-distributional Effects of an area Traffic Control Policy

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The purpose of this paper is fourfold: to point out that the assessment of the benefits of an ATC scheme cannot be made properly without consideration of the re-distributional effects; to emphasise the importance of the interaction between ATC signal plans and traffic flow patterns; to show that the continual optimisation of signal plans can lead to a gradual deterioration of the network performance; and to demonstrate that traffic management measures (such as the banning of turning movements and the introduction of one-way schemes), and route control ideas, can be applied in conjunction with ATC policies to improve the performance of a network.


MAHER, M. J. and AKÇELIK, R. (1975). The re-distributional Effects of an area Traffic Control Policy. Traffic Engineering and Control (Sep 1975) Vol. 16, No. 9, pp 383-385.

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