Congestion-related information and road network performance

Eliahu Stern, Zila Sinuany-Stern, Zoar Spharadi, Einar Holm

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The need for a more efficient use of existing transport infrastructure has increased the interest of researchers in the potential of road transport informatics to relieve traffic congestion. Accordingly, this paper examines and compares the impact of road transport information on the performance of the road network in two different countries, Israel and Sweden. The international comparison aims to identify differences in both travelers' needs and responses to congestion-related information. A micro-simulation methodology is adopted in order to perform a sensitivity analysis with respect to the impacts of travelers' responses on the performance of the traffic system. The impacts of information are determined by comparing the results of with-and without-information models. Both are micro-simulation models based on behavioral data collected in Tel Aviv and Gothenburg.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Transport Geography
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Information
  • Micro-simulation
  • Network performance
  • Traffic congestion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Science (all)


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