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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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  • Jang, Kitae & Cassidy, Michael J., 2012. "Dual influences on vehicle speed in special-use lanes and critique of US regulation," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 46(7), pages 1108-1123.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:46:y:2012:i:7:p:1108-1123
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2012.01.008
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    1. Ponnu, Balaji & Coifman, Benjamin, 2015. "Speed-spacing dependency on relative speed from the adjacent lane: New insights for car following models," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 82(C), pages 74-90.
    2. Cassidy, Michael J. & Kim, Kwangho & Ni, Wei & Gu, Weihua, 2015. "A problem of limited-access special lanes. Part II: Exploring remedies via simulation," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 80(C), pages 320-329.
    3. Cassidy, Michael J. & Kim, Kwangho & Ni, Wei & Gu, Weihua, 2015. "A problem of limited-access special lanes. Part I: Spatiotemporal studies of real freeway traffic," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 80(C), pages 307-319.

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