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Research Report 060 Assessing passing opportunities: literature review

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This literature review was undertaken in 1995 with two main objectives:

  • to develop a means of assessing the need for increased passing opportunity in the preliminary stages of a scheme evaluation
  • to evaluate the tools available to predict the effects of increased passing opportunities on highway operations.

The report details the performance factors that should be considered in any assessment, summarises warrants used in other countries, and describes some tools used ot evaluate passing facilities. The report concludes that there is a need to research some performance measures for New Zealand that are related to driver perception of the highway, and that a computer-based simulation model such as TRARR or TWOPAS would be most appropriate for determining the benefits of passing opportunities.

Keywords: Passing, overtaking, literature review

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  • Published: 1996
  • Reference: 60
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