The ecology of urban driving II—driving cycles across a city: Their validation and implications
Newman, P.W.G., Kenworthy, J.R. and Lyons, T.J. (1992) The ecology of urban driving II—driving cycles across a city: Their validation and implications. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 26 (3). pp. 273-290.
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Homogeneous urban areas defined through an urban ecology approach are used to sample traffic patterns for a series of cross city driving cycles in Perth, Western Australia. These driving cycles, including a whole city cycle, are presented for peak and off-peak driving. The cycles are validated by relating them back to the urban ecology of Perth through a simple model based on traffic events (intersection and vehicle-related events). The implications for developing a more fundamental theory of urban driving are examined, and in particular the link between increased road capacity and lowered fuel use and emissions is seriously questioned.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Environmental Science|
Institute for Science and Technology Policy
|Copyright:||© 1992 Published by Elsevier Ltd|
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