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Guiding traffic in the case of big events with spot checks on traffic and additional parking space requirements

A. Kimms (), K.-C. Maassen () and S. Pottbäcker ()

Central European Journal of Operations Research, 2012, vol. 20, issue 4, 755-773

Abstract: Big events lead to temporary very high traffic volumes which usually exceed traffic capabilities of the existing infrastructure. Hence, it is necessary to control traffic in a way that helps to keep traffic congestion as low as possible. In this paper we introduce a traffic planning model for big events which optimizes traffic routing, allocates parking space, and defines locations for spot checks on traffic. We extend and modify a traffic flow model that has successfully been used in previous work on evacuation planning. A computational study demonstrates the model’s applicability to a real world situation. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2012

Keywords: Traffic routing; Big events; Spot checks on traffic; Cell-transmission model; Mixed-integer programming (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1007/s10100-011-0202-y

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