URBAN INTERSECTION STUDY, VOLUME I: SUMMARY REPORT

TRAFFIC MOVEMENT THROUGH URBAN INTERSECTIONS WAS INVESTIGATED TO DETERMINE THE FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY OF TRAFFIC IN THE INTERSECTION SITUATION. SOME OF THE FACTORS ANALYZED WERE INTERSECTION CONTROL, VEHICLE AND DRIVER CHARACTERISTICS. THE FORMULATION OF A COMPUTER SIMULATION MODEL WAS THE CENTRAL EFFORT. THE MODEL FOCUSES UPON THE DRIVER'S PERCEPTUAL, DECISION-MAKING, AND RESPONSE PROCESSES AND INCLUDES VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS AND THE BASIC FORM OF THE MODEL ARE DISCUSSED. THE EXPERIMENTAL WORK INCLUDED SPECIFIC LABORATORY AND FULL-SCALE STUDIES. BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH OF THE EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ARE GIVEN, AND RESULTS OBTAINED ARE SUMMARIZED. DETAILED DISCUSSIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SPECIFIC REPORTS REFERRED TO IN THE TEXT. COMPARISONS OF COMPUTER SIMULATION RUNS AND CERTAIN EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS ARE PRESENTED. IMPLICATIONS OF THE RESEARCH AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ARE PRESENTED. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Incorporated

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14221
  • Authors:
    • Laughery, K R
    • KIDD, E A
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Cal Rept No Vj-2120-v-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1970 12:00AM