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Impacts of vehicle restrictions on urban transport flows: The case of Santiago, Chile

Show simple item record Grange, Louis de Troncoso, Rodrigo 2016-10-05T21:01:26Z 2016-10-05T21:01:26Z 01/11/2011
dc.identifier.citation Transport Policy, 2011, vol. 18, n° 6, p. 862-869
dc.description.abstract Regression models are employed to quantify the effects of vehicle restrictions on private and public transport passenger flows in Santiago, Chile using trip flow data for cars, buses and the city's Metro rail system. Estimates are derived for the effects of two restrictions: a permanent measure applied from April through August 2008 to vehicles without catalytic converters and additional measures that banned the use of vehicles with catalytic converters between 7:30 am and 9 pm on days declared as environmental "pre-emergencies" due to high air pollution levels. The estimates show that the permanent restriction had no impact on the use of private cars while the additional restriction curtailed their use by 5.5%. Also, on pre-emergency days the flow of passengers to the Metro increased by about 3% while the bus network showed no statistically significant increase. The pre-emergency restrictions thus had an effect on the ridership of the Metro but not on the bus network as alternatives to the use of private cars. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Transport policy
dc.subject Metro
dc.subject Road space rationing
dc.subject Cross-section
dc.subject Regression models
dc.title Impacts of vehicle restrictions on urban transport flows: The case of Santiago, Chile
dc.type Artículo

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