Accession Number:

AD0781900

Title:

Estimation of Travel Patterns and Costs for Cabtrack Systems in Central London and Birmingham.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The report describes hypothetical Cabtrack networks laid out in Central London and Birmingham. Estimates are made, on the basis of traffic survey statistics, of the likely travel demand in 1981 in the areas covered by these networks. In Central London the proportion of this travel demand assigned to the networks is based on percentage modal splits estimated for each type of trip. In Birmingham comparisons are made, for every trip recorded, of the relative attractiveness of travel by Cabtrack and by other modes of transport, and passengers are assumed to use Cabtrack if it is more attractive. On these assumptions loadings of all the cabstops and links of the networks are calculated. The costs of travel on the Cabtrack systems are then estimated. These seem reasonable, despite pessimistic assumptions as regards the operation of Cabtrack, and a probably over-optimistic view of the attractiveness of road transport in 1981.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE