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Introduction to Transportation Systems 1
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PART III: TRAVELER TRANSPORTATION 2
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Chapter 23: Traveler Level-of-Service 3
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Traveler LOS We first discuss the dominant traveler mode, automobiles, and then generalize to LOS variables for travelers. 4
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Why People Like Cars ± We like the flexibility. ± The automobile network is universal. ± It often (but not always) is the fastest mode, depending on levels of congestion, time of day and the available alternatives. ± Privacy. ± Automobiles suggest that you are at a higher level of society. ± People simply enjoy the sensation of driving. 5
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± Given the way our land-use patterns have developed, particularly in the United States, cars are virtually a necessity. There are areas where taking at least part of your trip without an automobile is virtually impossible. ± Land-use densities are so low that public transportation is not viable. The automobile is fundamental and a necessity of life, not a luxury, depending upon land-use choices that society makes. CLASS DISCUSSION
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