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Dual influences on vehicle speed in special-use lanes and critique of US regulation

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  • Jang, Kitae
  • Cassidy, Michael J.
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    We verify that slow speeds in a special-use lane, such as a carpool or bus lane, can be due to both, high demand for that lane and slow speeds in the adjacent regular-use lane. These dual influences are confirmed from months of data collected from all freeway carpool facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additional data indicate that both influences hold: for other types of special-use lanes, including bus lanes; and for other parts of the world.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 46 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 7 ()
    Pages: 1108-1123

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    Keywords: Highway traffic speeds; Carpool lanes; Low-Emitting Vehicles;

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