publication . Conference object . Article . Other literature type . 2020

Exploring the Potential of Traffic Index Data to Analyze Essential Traffic Impact in Developing Cities

T. Moyo; Alain Y. Kibangou; Walter Musakwa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 31 Aug 2020
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
<jats:p>Abstract. In developing countries, metropolitan cities, due to their economic activities, attract an increasing amount of commuters on a daily basis. This has led to major freeways and roads experiencing high levels of congestion and consequently high pollution levels. In 2020, due to a global pandemic of an outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19), the national government declared a national shutdown with only essential traffic being allowed to operate. Given the scenario of the national lock-down this allows for the statistical analysis of the impact of essential traffic on the overall transportation system. Consequently the aim of the paper was to assess t...
Subjects
free text keywords: Essential Traffic, Emission, Congestion, COVID-19, Traffic index, Johannesburg, [INFO.INFO-TS]Computer Science [cs]/Signal and Image Processing, [SPI.AUTO]Engineering Sciences [physics]/Automatic, [SDE.ES]Environmental Sciences/Environmental and Society, Developing country, Transport engineering, National government, Metropolitan area, TRIPS architecture, 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Business, Traffic congestion, Statistical analysis, lcsh:Technology, lcsh:T, lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), lcsh:TA1-2040, lcsh:Applied optics. Photonics, lcsh:TA1501-1820
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