The Prahran (Melbourne) ATC study: control and evaluation

This report summarises the current progress of a joint ARRB - Road Safety and Traffic Authority (ROSTA) study in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an area traffic control (ATC) scheme in Prahran, a Melbourne suburb. This scheme is based on a micromaster controller that is converted from a microprocessor controller (eagle signals ct 750). It controls up to eight local controllers, and will initially be installed in the high street subarea in the east west direction. It is proposed to install similar systems in the parallel Malvern Road and Toorak Road subareas in separate stages. Timing plans for each subarea will be generated using transyt, but with fixed signal settings along Williams Road in the north south direction. As Williams Road is already coordinated, this scheme will maintain the current throughput and traffic conditions along Williams Road while the east west routes are coordinated. Through traffic in Prahran is encouraged to use Williams Road in the north south direction, and High Street in the east west direction. Transyt is found to be insensitive to changes in input data such as speed and stop penalty. A platoon smoothing factor of 0.2 Is also found to be more appropriate in Australia than the default value of 0.5. The study is currently at the implementation stage, and future actions are recommended (a).

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Luk, J Y
  • Publication Date: 1979-6


  • English

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  • Pagination: 19P
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    • Issue Number: AIR 288-4

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  • Accession Number: 01439137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:02PM