The Braess paradox revisited

Bart Cleuren, Hasselt University, Belgium

Adding a new road to a road network may increase the travel time of the drivers. This counterintuitive result, known as the Braess's paradox, was discovered in 1968 by Dietrich Braess. We investigate this paradox using microscopic traffic simulations. The results of these simulation provide new insights regarding the occurence of the paradox.