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Regional characteristics and problems of regions facing seasonal traffic peaks DELTA Final conference VTI AthensKerstin Robertson October 4,

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1 Regional characteristics and problems of regions facing seasonal traffic peaks DELTA Final conference VTI AthensKerstin Robertson October 4,

2 Analysis of the existing situation State-of-practise Inventory of case studies Information to be used by the following work: - Regions classification - Framework of mobility schemes - the definition of the DSI (Decision Support Instrument) Including: the main problems encountered, mobility management measures, intelligent/innovative mobility schemes, multimodal interfaces, local policies and strategies, organizational aspects, etc.

3 Analysis of the existing situation Information from 23 tourist areas with seasonal traffic peak profiles in 7 countries Data collection methodology Basic data and statistics about the regions/areas, the tourism and the transport system Interviews with region representatives (problems and measures/mobility schemes)

4 Region characteristics

5 DELTA Knowledge Base

6 Region characteristics Coastal and lake-side areas, Mountain and skiing areas, Small and large islands North and south Europe Area: km 2 Residential population: Number of attractions: Location of attractions

7 Seasonal characteristics Length of high season: 2-7 months Variable seasonal peak patterns Number of visitors during high season: Number of visitors during high season / Residential population: Number of hotels and resorts (high season):

8 Transport infrastructure Road network Railway Waterway Airport Interchange terminals

9 Transport system Car Public transport Railway Waterway Airway Information availability and ITS systems Bicycle

10 Congestion in the main transport routes Increased travel times Some noise pollution Increased number of accidents Damage to the transport infrastructure Some effects of traffic peaks

11 Lack of alternatives modes of transport Lack of cooperation between existing modes of transport Lack of information regarding alternative modes of transport and available routes Unnecessary use of cars for short trips Lack of bicycle and pedestrian lanes Suggested causes of traffic peaks

12 Knowledge base (MS Access)


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