A traffic congestion pricing model for Eminönü district Eminönü i̇çin bir trafik tikaniklik fiyatlandirmasi modeli

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Yuksel H., Yardım M. S., Gürsoy M.

Teknik Dergi/Technical Journal of Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers, vol.21, no.2, pp.4995-5022, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Teknik Dergi/Technical Journal of Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.4995-5022
  • Keywords: Congestion pricing, Eminönü, Logit modal split model, Speed-flow relationship
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


An investigation on applicability of a congestion pricing scheme to the Eminönü District, which is subject to heavy traffic problems in the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul, has been conducted. The area borders are set; field studies are performed to determine speed-flow characteristics of the roads and the demand function for automobile users. Akçelik and MTC speed-flow models are found suitable to represent the area's traffic. A computer program is developed to assess the optimum toll under many different conditions with higher sensitivity. As a result, optimum congestion toll rates for different scenarios are calculated and it is concluded that the congestion pricing application would have a decreasing effect on the automobile road traffic of 15-40% and increase the mean traffic speed approximately 15-25 km/h.