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How sustainable is route navigation?: a comparison between commercial route planners and the policy principles of Road categorization

Koen De Baets UGent, Sven Vlassenroot UGent, Dirk Lauwers UGent, Georges Allaert UGent and Philippe De Maeyer UGent (2011) Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day. p.508-519
abstract
In-Vehicle route planning is used to support a driver’s route choice and to guide a driver to a destination. The suggested route takes less account of environmental aspects, which could lead to cut-through traffic. The Flanders Spatial Structure plan describes certain categories of roads for the optimization of the road network based on selectively prioritizing either accessibility or liveability. The aim of this paper is to examine to what extent route planners apply the principles of this (policy-made) road categorization while calculating a route. Three route planners were used to calculate routes. These routes were compared to a ‘desired’ route which follows the principles of the spatial structure plan. This paper will describe the in-depth analysis of this research. The results show that differences in road usage are apparent. These deviations are mostly found in the use of low and/or high categorized roads. Especially roads of the lowest category are frequently used by route planners to guide through-traffic without considering the lower function of these roads. For some of these suggested routes, the desired route is a feasible alternative.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
route planning, road categorization, navigation systems, traffic liveability
in
Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day
editor
Eric Cornelis
pages
508 - 519
publisher
BIVEC-GIBET
conference name
5th Transport Research Day
conference location
Namur, Belgium
conference start
2011-05-25
conference end
2011-05-25
ISBN
9789490695750
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1243880
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1243880
date created
2011-05-26 10:52:36
date last changed
2011-06-17 10:25:56
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  abstract     = {In-Vehicle route planning is used to support a driver{\textquoteright}s route choice and to guide a driver to a destination. The suggested route takes less account of environmental aspects, which could lead to cut-through traffic. The Flanders Spatial Structure plan describes certain categories of roads for the optimization of the road network based on selectively prioritizing either accessibility or liveability. The aim of this paper is to examine to what extent route planners apply the principles of this (policy-made) road categorization while calculating a route. Three route planners were used to calculate routes. These routes were compared to a {\textquoteleft}desired{\textquoteright} route which follows the principles of the spatial structure plan. This paper will describe the in-depth analysis of this research. The results show that differences in road usage are apparent. These deviations are mostly found in the use of low and/or high categorized roads. Especially roads of the lowest category are frequently used by route planners to guide through-traffic without considering the lower function of these roads. For some of these suggested routes, the desired route is a feasible alternative.},
  author       = {De Baets, Koen and Vlassenroot, Sven and Lauwers, Dirk and Allaert, Georges and De Maeyer, Philippe},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day},
  editor       = {Cornelis, Eric},
  isbn         = {9789490695750},
  keyword      = {route planning,road categorization,navigation systems,traffic liveability},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Namur, Belgium},
  pages        = {508--519},
  publisher    = {BIVEC-GIBET},
  title        = {How sustainable is route navigation?: a comparison between commercial route planners and the policy principles of Road categorization},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
De Baets, Koen, Sven Vlassenroot, Dirk Lauwers, Georges Allaert, and Philippe De Maeyer. 2011. “How Sustainable Is Route Navigation?: a Comparison Between Commercial Route Planners and the Policy Principles of Road Categorization.” In Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day, ed. Eric Cornelis, 508–519. BIVEC-GIBET.
APA
De Baets, K., Vlassenroot, S., Lauwers, D., Allaert, G., & De Maeyer, P. (2011). How sustainable is route navigation?: a comparison between commercial route planners and the policy principles of Road categorization. In Eric Cornelis (Ed.), Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day (pp. 508–519). Presented at the 5th Transport Research Day, BIVEC-GIBET.
Vancouver
1.
De Baets K, Vlassenroot S, Lauwers D, Allaert G, De Maeyer P. How sustainable is route navigation?: a comparison between commercial route planners and the policy principles of Road categorization. In: Cornelis E, editor. Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day. BIVEC-GIBET; 2011. p. 508–19.
MLA
De Baets, Koen, Sven Vlassenroot, Dirk Lauwers, et al. “How Sustainable Is Route Navigation?: a Comparison Between Commercial Route Planners and the Policy Principles of Road Categorization.” Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day. Ed. Eric Cornelis. BIVEC-GIBET, 2011. 508–519. Print.