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Road Traffic Congestion: A Concise Guide

  • John C. Falcocchio
  • Herbert S. Levinson

Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John C. Falcocchio, Herbert S. Levinson
      Pages 3-7
    3. John C. Falcocchio, Herbert S. Levinson
      Pages 9-17
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      Pages 19-31
  3. Traffic Congestion Characteristics, Causes, and Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
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      Pages 35-37
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  4. Congestion Relief Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
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  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. John C. Falcocchio, Herbert S. Levinson
      Pages 387-401

About this book

Introduction

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.  

Keywords

Road Traffic Road Traffic Congestion Traffic Traffic Management Traffic Planning Transportation

Authors and affiliations

  • John C. Falcocchio
    • 1
  • Herbert S. Levinson
    • 2
  1. 1.NYU Polytechnic School of EngineeringNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Transportation Consultant, Wallingford, CT, USA & Region 2 Urban Transportation Research CenterCity CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15165-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15164-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15165-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8119
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8127
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