EFFECTS OF COMMERCIAL ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT ON TRAFFIC FLOW IN NORTH CAROLINA

THIS STUDY REVEALS THE MAGNITUDE AND SEVERITY OF THE PROBLEM OF COMMERCIAL ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA. IT ATTEMPTS TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF THIS DEVELOPMENT BY MEANS OF A STUDY OF SPEED AND DELAY THROUGH NINE SELECTED TEST SITES. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DEFINE AND MEASURE THE EFFECT OF THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS WHICH INFLUENCE TRAFFIC OPERATION. RESULTS ARE BASED ON DATA COLLECTED THROUGH THE USE OF TWO TEST-CAR TECHNIQUES-THE AVERAGE-CAR METHOD AND A NEWLY DEVELOPED MAXIMUM-CAR METHOD. VARIOUS MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIPS, WHICH FACILITATE THE PREDICTION OF SPEEDS AND TURNING MOVEMENTS ALONG ANY SECTION OF COMMERCIALLY DEVELOPED HIGHWAY, WERE DERIVED AND FIELD TESTED. SUCH AN EVALUATION MAY BE UTILIZED BY HIGHWAY PLANNERS TO HELP DETERMINE THE DESIRABLE DEGREE OF ACCESS CONTROL FOR PROPOSED FACILITIES OR THE NEED FOR REDESIGN AND MODIFICATION OF EXISTING FACILITIES. /AUTHOR/

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Motor vehicle speed, volume, weight and travel times
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2004 6:56PM