Relevance and Reliability of Area-Wide Congestion Performance Measures in Road Networks
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
For operational and planning purposes it is important to observe, predict and monitor the traffic performance of congested urban road links and networks. This monitoring effort describes the traffic conditions in road networks using congestion performance measures. The objective of this research is to analyse and evaluate methods for measuring congestion and congestion performance measures for monitoring purposes. For this objective, a selection of the required aspects of the performance measures in the literature is considered. The aspects to be considered can be classified into two categories: A first group relates to the statistical aspects of these indicators, i.e. reliability. The second relates to their ability to capture the impacts of congestion, i.e .relevance. The reliability and relevance of the congestion performance measures are evaluated. A recommendation of the most suitable indicator is provided at the end of the study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2011. , 52 p.
Trita-TEC-PHD, ISSN 1653-4468 ; 11:002
Congestion Performance Measures, Reliability, Relevance, Road networks
Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject SRA - Transport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39551OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-39551DiVA: diva2:440122
2011-09-22, E1, Lindstedtsvägen 3, KTH, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
Antoniou, Constantinos, Professor
Koutsopoulos, Harilaos, Professor
FunderTrenOp, Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives
QC 201109122011-09-122011-09-122012-06-12Bibliographically approved
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