STUDIES ON THE QUALITY OF TRAFFIC FLOW BY MEANS OF MEASUREMENTS OF SPEEDS ON MAIN ROADS AND MOTORWAYS

UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZUR QUALITAET DES VERKEHRSABLAUFES MIT HILFE VON GESCHWINDIGKEITSMESSUNGEN AUF BUNDESSTRASSEN UND AUTOBAHNEN

THE AIM OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO CARRY OUT, FOR AUSTRIA A QUANTIFICATION OF AVAILABLE ROAD SPACE ON THE BASIS OF SATURATION OF THE ROAD AND OPERATING SPEEDS (LEVEL OF SERVICE), TAKING ACCOUNT OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF TRAFFIC SUCH AS WEEK-DAY, SUNDAY AND RECREATIONAL TRAFFIC. THE AIM IS ALSO TO WORK OUT CRITERIA FOR ESTABLISHING QUALITY GRADING OF TRAFFIC FLOW IN RELATION TO TYPE OF TRAFFIC AND ROAD CATEGORY; THESE CRITERIA ARE TO BE TABULATED. NEW MEASURING EQUIPMENT IS TO BE USED TO ANALYSE SPEEDS.