IMPROVED CRITERIA FOR TIMING TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEMS IN URBAN NETWORKS

NINE ADVANCED METHODS OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL IN URBAN STREET NETWORKS WERE EVALUATED EXPERIMENTALLY IN LOS ANGELES AND SAN JOSE, CALIF.. FIELD STUDIES WERE PRECEDED BY DEVELOPMENT AND COMPUTER SIMULATION AND TESTING. THE FIELD TESTS WERE RUN BETWEEN 3 AND 6 PM, DIVIDED EQUALLY INTO OFF-PEAK AND PEAK TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. IT WAS FOUND THAT ANY OF THE METHODS, IF SYSTEMATICALLY IMPLEMENTED, WOULD RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT. THE SIMPLE METHODS PROVED AS EFFECTIVE AS THE COMPLEX. ANOTHER RESULT WAS THAT SHORT SIGNAL CYCLES DECREASE DELAY AND INCREASE AVERAGE SPEED.

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  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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  • Accession Number: 00225941
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  • Created Date: Apr 18 1971 12:00AM