ECMT Round Tables

European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Discontinued
Continued by
ITF Round Tables
ISSN :
1990-0228 (online)
ISSN :
1990-0236 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19900228
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A series of conference proceedings on various transportation issues from the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, now known as the International Transport Forum.
Also available in: French
 
Traffic Congestion in Europe

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ECMT
Publication Date :
07 Dec 1999
Pages :
240
ISBN :
9789264180048 (PDF) ; 9789282112489 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264180048-en

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The problems caused by road congestion are frequently reported in the media and finding a solution to congestion ranks high on the agenda of politicians. Countless studies have been published detailing the number of working hours lost in traffic jams. The figures quoted in these studies are alarming and paint an apocalyptic picture of road congestion.

However, besides the everyday congestion faced by motorists, differences of opinion are now starting to appear with regard to the scale of the problem and the ways in which it should be tackled.

This Round Table attempted to define congestion and to determine the scale of the problem. It addressed the trends in congestion and the consequences of those trends. The Round Table then considered possible solutions to the congestion problem. Considering the extent of this problem in the European context, the Round Table report sheds light on one of the most visible malfunctions of transport systems.

Also available in: French

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTORY REPORTS
-Transport Congestion Causes and Effects by K. O. Schallaböck and R. Petersen, Germany
-Road Congestion in Western Europe by C. Gerondeau, France
-A Prospective Assessment of Traffic Congestion in Europe by P. Bovy and H. Salomon, Netherlands
-Traffic Congestion in Europe by J. M. Dargay and P. B. Goodwin, United Kingdom
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS
-Environmental Impact of Congestion and How to Reduce It by Ber Van Wee and Robert Van Den Brink, Netherlands
-Modelling Traffic Congestion in Cambridge by David Newberry, United Kingdom
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS
-Round Table debate on reports
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS