DEVELOPING AND ANALYZING FUNCTIONALLY CLASSIFIED NETWORKS UTILIZING TRAFFIC SIMULATION - PHASE I

THE RESULTS ARE REPORTED OF A PROJECT AIMED AT ADAPTING COMPUTER-ORIENTED TECHNIQUES OF TRAFFIC SIMULATION TO THE SELECTION AND ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONALLY CLASSIFIED HIGHWAY NETWORKS. USING DATA FROM A SMALL URBAN AREA, TOOLS WERE DEVELOPED TO PERMIT: (1) FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION BASED ON A RANKING OF TRAFFIC ZONES BY VEHICLE MILES OF TRAVEL GENERATED AND THE FUNCTIONAL CRITERIA OF TRAFFIC SERVICE, SPACING, AND CONTINUITY OF ROUTES, AND (2) FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION BASED ON TRAFFIC VOLUMES, TRIP ROUTINGS, AND TRIP LENGTHS IN RELATION TO GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND PHYSICAL CONFIGURATION OF THE HIGHWAY NETWORK. RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION AND THE COMPUTER TECHNIQUES OF TRAFFIC SIMULATION ARE COMPATIBLE. THE ANALYSIS OF A FUNCTIONALLY CLASSIFIED HIGHWAY NETWORK BY MEANS OF TRAFFIC SIMULATION PROVIDED EXCELLENT VERIFICATION OF THE CONCEPT OF HOW TRAFFIC SHOULD FLOW IN SUCH A NETWORK. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bullard, B G
  • Publication Date: 1966-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM