This report addresses key issues concerning managing urban traffic congestion, including defining congestion, measuring congestion, assessing its impacts, formulating a strategic vision for guiding management policies, and using technology and other operational options to ameliorate congestion. It offers policy-oriented, research-based recommendations for effectively managing traffic and cutting excess congestion in large urban areas.Table of Content : Executive Summary and Policy Considerations 1. Defining and Characterising Congestion 2. Measuring Congestion: Methods and Indicators 3. Causes of Congestion in Urban Areas 4. Overview of Traffic Congestion and Congestion Approaches in Member Countries 5. Conceptual Frameworks for Assessing Congestion and its Impacts 6. Congestion Management Strategic Principles 7. Integrated Transport Planning 8. Improving the Reliability of Urban Road System Performance 9. Locking In the Benefits of Available Capacity: Access Control, Parking Management, and Road Congestion 10. Congestion Management Measures that Release or Provide New Capacity 11. Congestion Response Strategies: Getting the Decision Process on Track Bibliography Working Group Members
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