Urban Arterial Road Optimization and Design Combined with HOV Carpooling under Connected Vehicle Environment

The HOV carpooling lane offers a feasible approach to alleviate traffic congestion. The connected vehicle environment is able to provide accurate traffic data, which could optimize the design of HOV carpooling schemes. In this paper, significant tidal traffic flow phenomenon with severe traffic congestion was identified on North Beijing road (bidirectional four-lane) and South Huaihai road (bidirectional six-lane) in Huai’an, Jiangsu Province. The historical traffic data of the road segments were collected through the connected vehicle environment facilities. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of adopting two HOV schemes (regular HOV scheme and reversible HOV carpooling scheme) on the urban arterial road under connected vehicle environment. VISSIM was used to simulate the proposed two HOV carpooling schemes at the mentioned road segment. The simulation results showed that the reversible HOV carpooling scheme could not only mitigate the traffic congestion caused by traffic tidal phenomenon but also improve the average speed and traffic volume of the urban arterial road segment, while the regular HOV scheme may exert a negative impact on the average speed and traffic volume on the urban arterial road segment.

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    • © 2019 Lina Mao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • Authors:
    • Mao, Lina
    • Li, Wenquan
    • Hu, Pengsen
    • Zhou, Guiliang
    • Zhang, Huiting
    • Zhou, Xuanyu
  • Publication Date: 2019

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  • Accession Number: 01729583
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jan 29 2020 2:50PM