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Traffic Network Analysis

Words: 1345 Length: 4 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 42304657

Transportation represents a highly salient component of daily life, influencing an individual’s livelihood and activities he/ she can accomplish (Trafas, 2015). The County of Los Angeles has been facing its third big transport crisis within the span of a hundred years. That is, it is the third time in this period that transportation issues have topped the county’s agenda. The crisis has been viewed as a matter of great urgency by concerned authorities and has been experiencing a very high degree of public concern and awareness. Also, whilst the factors contributing to the present traffic crisis have been deemed as akin to past crises’ contributing factors, the reactions of current public policy making authorities differ from the responses of previous policy makers in the sense that, currently, traffic congestion is being dealt with using other means besides major highway expansions (Wachs, 1993).
Ever since the past four decades, traffic growth…… [Read More]

References

Downs, A. (2004). Traffic: Why it’s getting worse, what government can do. Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/research/traffic-why-its-getting-worse-what-government-can-do/

Eidlin, E. (2010). What density doesn’t tell us about sprawl. Access 37, 2–9.

LADCP. (2014). Mobility plan 2035. Retrieved from https://planning.lacity.org/Cwd/GnlPln/MobiltyElement/Text/MobilityPlan_2035.pdf

Newton, D. (2010). Density, car ownership, and what it means for the future of Los Angeles. Retrieved from http://la.streetsblog.org/2010/12/13/density-car-ownership-and-what-it-means-for-the-futureof-los-angeles/

Trafas, V. (2015). An analysis of the Los Angeles metropolitan transportation authority ’s ability to achieve sustainability as defined by the transportation index for sustainable places. (Master’s Thesis, University of San Francisco). Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1144&context=capstone

Wachs, M. (1993). Learning from Los Angeles: Transport, urban form and air quality. (Working Paper, University of California at Los Angeles). Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.294.1982&rep=rep1&type=pdf


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Public Infrastructure and Congestion

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Congestion and Infrastructure
The term ‘congestion’ is used to denote the movement of a large crowd of individuals (without or with goods) either by walking or by utilizing the many transport media such as cycles, buses, automobiles, etc., and movement of goods (which includes freight movement) across a road toll, ports, bridges, and other forms of infrastructure without delaying other goods and individuals in transit. Congestion typically leads to motor traffic and human hold-ups on urban (i.e., within -town or -city) roads or those connecting different urban cities; (for instance, when a lengthy line of automobiles or individuals are held up due to traffic jams for any duration, causing delayed movements owing to limited passage ways). This commonly happens in urban areas (Dixon, 1996). Urban areas, within the context of this paper, are defined as towns or cities characterized by a large population density as well as several infrastructural facilities…… [Read More]

References

Dixon, L. B. (1996). Bicycle and pedestrian level-of-service performance measures and standards for congestion management systems. Transportation Research Record, 1538(1), 1-9.

Hernandez, H. (2012). Temporal variations for monitoring traffic in urban areas.

Thobani, M. (1999). Private infrastructure, public risk. Finance and development, 36(1), 50.