Authors: D Carrignon Published: 28 Oct 2009

Abstract

Today, most urban traffic management schemes do not include an assessment of the impact of ITS. Dynamic network management systems are commonplace in the UK, but their operational assessment is not frequent. In many cases, the benefits of such systems are obvious but are those benefits always present? What happens when the infrastructure moves on? Are all road users equally taken into account? This article focuses on the need to assess the impact of traffic management tools, during the initial scheme appraisal, but also post-implementation. The modelling analysis methods to appraise these systems exist, so why not build an appraisal method and use them?
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