MERGING BEHAVIOR AT FREEWAY ENTRANCE RAMPS: SOME ELEMENTARY EMPIRICAL CONSIDERATIONS

AN ELEMENTARY EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF MERGING BEHAVIOR IS DISCUSSED, AND IN PARTICULAR OF GAP ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION BEHAVIOR AT A FREEWAY ENTRANCE RAMP. THE TONE OF THE PAPER IS PURELY EMPIRICAL. NO ATTEMPT IS MADE TO DEVELOP A THEORY OF MERGING. NOR TO VALIDATE ANY EXISTING ANALYTICAL OR SIMULATION MODELS OF THE MERGING PROCESS. RATHER, EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED ANALYTICAL METHODOLOGY AND ON THE COLLECTION OF BASIC EMPIRICAL INFORMATION OF THE TYPE WHICH MIGHT BE UTILIZED EITHER AS INPUT TO FUTURE THEORETICAL STUDIES, OR IN THE DESIGN OF A REAL-TIME FREEWAY CONTROL SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Committee on Freeway Operations and Committee on Characteristics of Traffic Flow and presented at the 45th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Worrall, R D
    • Coutts, D W
    • Echterhoff-hammerschmid, H
    • Berry, D S
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 77-107
  • Monograph Title: Freeway traffic characteristics and control
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  • Accession Number: 00225137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1994 12:00AM