Title

THE EFFECTS OF NEW HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES ON TRAVEL AND EMISSIONS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1996

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, ridership - demand, mode - carpool

Keywords

Vehicle miles of travel, Travel models (Travel demand), Travel demand, Priority lanes, Pollutants, Motorways, HOV lanes, Highway traffic, High occupancy vehicle lanes, Freeways, Freeway traffic, Emissions, Diamond lanes, Controlled access highways, Carpool lanes

Abstract

Many urban regions in the U.S. are planning to build extensive networks of new high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) freeway lanes. Past modelling efforts are reviewed and travel demand simulations by the authors are used to demonstrate that new HOV lanes may increase travel (vehicle-miles) and increase emissions when compared to transit alternatives. Recommendations are made for better travel demand modelling methods for such evaluations.

Comments

Transportation Research Part A Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09658564