(pp.423-438) A. Al-Zaidi ‘Investigation of driving cycles as the tool to assess traffic demand management (TDM) in Edinburgh and Abu Dhabi cities’, World Sustainable Development Outlook, 2012
AHMED AL ZAIDI, EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY, UK
Purpose – This study uses driving cycle to investigate and assess traffic demand management (TDM) for a number of traffic corridors in Edinburgh and Abu Dhabi. Driving cycle measurements have had many applications to date, including the evaluation of the driver’s behaviour and the performance of vehicles in a number of applications, in particular, for fuel consumption estimation and emission predictions.
Design/methodology/approach – Two TDM measures are considered; bus lanes and traffic calming measures. At each corridor, a hand-held GPS device was used to record speed, acceleration, deceleration and distances driven at 1 second intervals.
Findings – Bus lanes are not a sustainable policy in all cases. These data enabled the analysis of driving cycles for buses and private cars.
Originality/value – Use of the driving cycle analysis to assess and evaluate transport policies.
Keywords Traffic Demand Management (TDM), Driving cycle, Bus lane, Speed calming measures, Performance box, Speed of motor vehicles, Linear Regression Analyses
Paper type Research paper