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Multimodal Assessment of Signalized Intersections Considering Number of Travelers

Accession Number:

01336829

Record Type:

Component

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Washington, DC 20001 USA
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Abstract:

The purpose of transportation networks is the efficient and sustainable movement of people and goods. However, established evaluation procedures commonly assess the traffic quality instead of the transport quality, i.e. they focus on vehicles instead of goods and travellers. Furthermore, the existing methodologies evaluate the quality of each transport mode separately and often neglect the role of bicycles and pedestrians. Recently, several methods have been proposed to consider transport networks from a multimodal perspective, which is an important step towards the transport quality evaluation in the context of sustainability. A transparent and objective evaluation methodology is needed which comprehensively considers all transport modes. The procedure introduced in this article is limited to the assessment of signalized intersections, but goes one step beyond the existing methods: the multimodal assessment considers the number of travellers of the different modes. A route importance factor is introduced to reflect the differing significance of the transport modes. A case study underlines the strengths of the procedure.

Monograph Accession #:

01329018

Report Numbers:

11-0985

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Transportation Research Board

500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA

Authors:

Hunter, Brian Lee
Wolfermann, Axel
Boltze, Manfred

Pagination:

13p

Publication Date:

2011

Conference:

Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting

Location: Washington DC
Date: 2011-1-23 to 2011-1-27
Sponsors: Transportation Research Board

Media Type:

DVD

Features:

Figures; Maps; References (21) ; Tables (4)

Subject Areas:

Freight Transportation; Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning

Source Data:

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2011 Paper #11-0985

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Apr 18 2011 12:24PM