Optimizing Link Capacities in the Traffic Network Surrounding the Commercial Business District (CBD) of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

  • Rhoda P. Agdeppa - Namoco Mindanao University of Science and Technology
Keywords: traffic congestion, traffic management, link capacity


Traffic congestion has become one of biggest problems brought about by modernization and has greatly affected big cities all over the world. Various strategies, such as the creation of new or alternate routes, have been explored by road management agencies in order to reduce delay. However, in order to achieve effective traffic management, it is important to know the link capacities in the traffic network. Cagayan de Oro City, tagged as the city in bloom, in blossom and in boom, continues to prosper and with it, transport vehicles, including public utility jeepneys (PUJs), in the city are also continuously increasing, thus causing traffic congestion in the city especially around its commercial business district (CBD). In this paper, a mathematical model is formulated and solved to provide guidance on how to allocate congestion in the traffic network surrounding the CBD of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, in an equitable manner such that the overall network congestion or delay can be minimized.