Title

SELECTING ROUTES TO MINIMIZE URBAN TRAVEL TIME

Authors

J F. Campbell

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1992

Subject Area

planning - route design, place - urban

Keywords

Urban travel, Urban highways, Travel time, Route selection, Route choice, Limited access highways, Journey time, High speed ground transportation, Expressways, Express highways, Detours

Abstract

Urban regions contain a hierarchy of roadways, ranging from a dense network of low speed local roadways to sparser networks of higher speed roadways. Because minimizing travel time is usually more important than minimizing travel distance, vehicles may detour from the route of shortest distance to gain access to higher speed roadways. This paper uses continuous space models to analyze several urban travel decisions in which a driver must select between the shortest route on relatively low speed roadways and a longer route which includes travel on higher speed roadways. Results are presented graphically for deciding when to detour to faster roadways. Parallel and intersecting high speed roadways and limited access highways are considered.

Comments

Transportation Research Part B Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01912615