This book on road traffic congestion in cities and suburbs describes congestion problems and shows how they can be relieved. The first part (Chapters 1 - 3) shows how congestion reflects transportation technologies and settlement patterns. The second part (Chapters 4 - 13) describes the causes, characteristics, and consequences of congestion. The third part (Chapters 14 - 23) presents various relief strategies - including supply adaptation and demand mitigation - for nonrecurring and recurring congestion. The last part (Chapter 24) gives general guidelines for congestion relief and provides a general outlook for the future. The book will be useful for a wide audience - including students, practitioners and researchers in a variety of professional endeavors: traffic engineers, transportation planners, public transport specialists, city planners, public administrators, and private enterprises that depend on transportation for their activities.The 2010 Highway Capacity Manual  contains detailed procedures for estimating capacity, delays, and facility performance. Additional guidelines ... Coordination. Effective traffic signal timing and coordination is one of the most basic and effective strategies to reduce congestion. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) indicates that there are more than 240, 000 traffic signals in the United States.
|Title||:||Road Traffic Congestion: A Concise Guide|
|Author||:||John C Falcocchio, Herbert S. Levinson|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2015-03-13|