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Managing Urban Traffic Congestion
OECD, European Conference of Ministers of Transport. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  31 May 2007
Pages: 296 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789282101506 , OECD Code: 772007011E1
Price:   €52 | $72 | £46 | ¥6700 | MXN930
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Other languages:  French (Available)
Other Versions:  Print - Paperback
Multilingual summaries:  English

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Imprint:  European Conference of Ministers of Transport Electronic format: Acrobat PDF

This report addresses key issues concerning managing urban traffic congestion, including defining congestion, measuring congestion, assessing its impacts, formulating a strategic vision for guiding management policies, and using technology and other operational options to ameliorate congestion.  It offers policy-oriented, research-based recommendations for effectively managing traffic and cutting excess congestion in large urban areas.

Table of contents:

Executive Summary and Policy Considerations
1. Defining and Characterising Congestion
2. Measuring Congestion: Methods and Indicators
3. Causes of Congestion in Urban Areas
4. Overview of Traffic Congestion and Congestion Approaches in Member Countries
5. Conceptual Frameworks for Assessing Congestion and its Impacts
6. Congestion Management Strategic Principles
7. Integrated Transport Planning
8. Improving the Reliability of Urban Road System Performance
9. Locking In the Benefits of Available Capacity: Access Control, Parking Management, and Road Congestion
10. Congestion Management Measures that Release or Provide New Capacity
11. Congestion Response Strategies: Getting the Decision Process on Track
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