Journal article

Improving regional road network resilience by optimised traffic guidance

Arash Kaviani, Russell G Thompson, Abbas Rajabifard

TRANSPORTMETRICA A-TRANSPORT SCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

In this paper, a new approach for improving the traffic performance of regional road networks during the recovery period following a disaster life cycle is presented. Regional road networks are often uncongested and have sparse and long-spanning link densities. Consequently, they are more impacted by natural disasters and thereby by potential road closures that may be imposed afterwards. Information about road closures after disruptive events can be transmitted through roadside information dissemination methods such as variable message signs, Cooperative-Intelligent Transport Systems or highway advisory radio. This paper proposes an optimisation model to find optimal location of roadside gui..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the kind support from the Australian Research Council's Linkage Project, 'Planning and Managing Transport Systems for Extreme Events Through Spatial Enablement' (LP140100369), VicRoads, and The Shire of Mornington Peninsula for providing us with invaluable resources.