EFFECT OF TYPE OF CONTROL ON INTERSECTION DELAY

A STUDY OF STOPPED-TIME DELAY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO PROVIDE DATA TO SUPPORT WARRANTS FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, AND A SIMPLE METHOD OF RECORDING THIS DELAY WAS ADAPTED FROM A PREVIOUSLY REPORTED METHOD. IT WAS FOUND THAT STOPPED-TIME DELAY TO ANY VEHICLE WHICH IS REQUIRED TO STOP IS MUCH GREATER WITH FIXED-TIME CONTROL THAN WITH ANY OTHER FORM, AND AVERAGE DELAY TO ALL VEHICLES WAS LESS AT TWO-WAY STOPS THAN WITH OTHER FORMS OF CONTROL UNDER THE MODERATE TRAFFIC VOLUME CONDITIONS OBSERVED. THERE APPEARS TO BE A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STOPPED-TIME DELAY ON A MINOR HIGHWAY AND THE VOLUME OF TRAFFIC ON THE MAJOR HIGHWAY, BUT THE DATA AVAILABLE DO NOT PERMIT DETERMINATION OF THE DEGREE OF RELATIONSHIP. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 35, pp 523-533, 17 FIG, 8 TAB, 2 PHOT, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Volk, W N
  • Publication Date: 1956

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 17-20, 1956
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM