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Braess’ paradox in asymmetrical traffic networks

Zverovich, Vadim; Avineri, Erel


Erel Avineri


Braess’ paradox illustrates situations when adding a new link to a transport network might lead to an equilibrium state in which travel times of users will increase. Braess’ paradox has been studied mainly in the context of the classical problem introduced by Braess and his colleagues, assuming a certain type of symmetry in networks: two pairs of links in those networks are assumed to have the same volume-delay functions. This research explore Braess’ paradox by considering arbitrary volume-delay functions, i.e. symmetry properties are not assumed for any of the network’s links and the occurrence of Braess’ paradox is studied for a general configuration.


Zverovich, V., & Avineri, E. (2014, January). Braess’ paradox in asymmetrical traffic networks. Poster presented at Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington, D.C., USA

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Conference Name Transportation Research Board Conference
Conference Location Washington, D.C., USA
Start Date Jan 12, 2014
End Date Jan 16, 2014
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Deposit Date Aug 24, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Braess' paradox, traffic networks
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Transportation Research Board Conference