The Impact of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes on Vehicle Miles Travelled

@inproceedings{Shewmake2012TheIO,
  title={The Impact of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes on Vehicle Miles Travelled},
  author={Sharon Shewmake},
  year={2012}
}
Proponents of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes claim HOV lanes reduce vehicle miles traveled by encouraging more people to carpool. This is thought to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and save fuel. However, HOV lanes are expansions in highway capacity (especially when built as additional lanes) and as such encourage vehicle travel. Traffic simulation models have found evidence for and against the effectiveness of HOV lanes, but so far no study has looked at the effects of HOV lanes on… Expand
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