Ten Questions & Answers About Traffic Jam

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TEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT TRAFFIC JAMS January 2012 LISTENING TO THE TRAFFIC JAM INFORMATION IS NOT THE MOST PLEASURABLE MOMENT OF THE DAY FOR MANY. ISN’T IT TIME TO SOLVE ALL THOSE TRAFFIC JAMS? THAT’S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. BUT WE CAN LOOK AT THINGS IN A DIFFERENT WAY. HOW CAN WE BOOST THE ACCESSIBILITY OF LOCATIONS AND THE RELIABILITY OF OUR TRAVEL INFORMATION? WHAT ALTERNATIVES CAN WE DEPLOY? OR, HOW CAN WE FACILITATE MOBILITY? TEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT TNO AND TRAFFIC JAMS. JRV090112-02 TEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT TRAFFIC JAMS 1. What are traffic jams? In short, a traffic jam occurs when a number of road users cannot drive at the speed they would like to drive, up to the maximum speed. While road users have…show more content…
Instead of looking to solve traffic jams, the new measure could be accessibility. In simple terms, how many road users can get in and out of the city per hour? 5. Can more asphalt boost accessibility? Yes, more asphalt does boost accessibility, but it does not normally provide the definitive solution. If a bottleneck is solved at one particular point, then the traffic flow is improved there. However, a new problem could arise elsewhere. Moreover, the road user allows his behaviour to be determined by what he encounters. If he sees more asphalt, then he will use it or, in any case, take it into consideration when determining whether to use the car or not to carpool or work from home. If a substantial section of highway is opened, the road user might move further away from his work because that nice, quiet village suddenly seems that much closer. Smart deployment of new asphalt can facilitate a better short and long-distance traffic distribution across the network. And if more alternative routes can be created, all sorts of unexpected incidents like accidents can be better addressed and lead to a reduction in the travel time lost. An interesting aspect here is the BREVER Act (to maintain travel time and journey), which states that people have been spending seventy to ninety minutes a day travelling for some decades. The only change throughout the years is that people are now covering greater distances in the same amount of time as before. This is
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