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Guiding toward optimal route and parking choice of urban traffic : Development of an optimization model based on a trade-off between interests of specific stakeholders

Rouwette, A.M. (2008) Guiding toward optimal route and parking choice of urban traffic : Development of an optimization model based on a trade-off between interests of specific stakeholders.

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Abstract:The amount of traffic all over the world is growing, together with its negative side effects. Especially in cities, problems caused by traffic growth are increasing rapidly. In the end, the only real solution to the traffic problems can be found in modal split changes and trip reduction. However, this is not a solution, which can be realized on the short term. Fortunately, with advanced guidance of road users, considerable changes in the traffic situation are possible. Current route and parking guidance systems inform individual road users, but do not guide the complete traffic process. Therefore, these systems are not able to realize significant changes in the traffic situation. There is need for a central guidance system, which guides the complete traffic process, based on a trade-off between the interests of the stakeholders. With advanced guidance many interests can be served. The guidance can be used to spread road users over the parking stock, to relieve the most polluted parts of a city or to minimize congestion. However, not all interests can be served equally. Therefore, in each situation a trade-off is necessary, between wishes and demands. There is no easy rule telling which guidance results in the optimal situation. Therefore, the objective of this study is to develop a generic model for the optimization of dynamic route and parking guidance, based on a trade-off between interests of specific stakeholders. The model is developed in four steps: conceptual model, theoretical model, implementation and testing.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
consultant company Witteveen+Bos
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:55 traffic technology, transport technology
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58097
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