Traffic Analysis of a Congestion Pricing Operation On'the French Highway Network



Traffic Analysis of a Congestion Pricing Operation On'the French Highway Network

Authors

DELONS J, Cofiroute, France

Description

Traffic studies oRen use models to take into account the diversity of individual behavior patterns and their interaction. Such traffic models rliff-e.r in the way they modify the behavior patterns of users faced with changes in traffic conditions. These m

Abstract

Traffic studies oRen use models to take into account the diversity of individual behavior patterns and their interaction. Such traffic models rliff-e.r in the way they modify the behavior patterns of users faced with changes in traffic conditions. These models are usually limited to the analysis of route choice, probably because this phenomenon is the most immediate and the most striking. But other behavior patterns could be taken into account simultaneously:

* route choice (reassignment);

* choice of toiled facilities;

* rescheduling (choice of departure time);

* modal choice;

* choice of destination or traffic induction;

* reallocatiun (choice of location for home or work)

Rescheduling is a commonly underestimated phenomenon, whereas it is in fact one of the main reaclions by users to congestion. Our interest here focuses on this mechanism, as is it possible, usng reasonable hypotheses, to constmet effective, relevant models and at the same time to implement simple economic principles.

Publisher

Association for European Transport