Fundamental Empirical Features of Traffic Breakdown

This article shows that fundamentals of traffic and transportation theory like Lighthill-Whitham-Richards (LWR) theory, the General Motors model class, principles for traffic and transportation networks optimization and control are not consistent with the set of the fundamental empirical features for traffic breakdown at highway bottlenecks. Alternatively to these generally accepted fundamentals of traffic and transportation theory, this article discusses three-phase traffic theory as the basis for traffic flow modeling. The article also briefly considers the network breakdown minimization (BM) principle for the optimization of traffic and transportation networks with road bottlenecks that the author recently introduced.


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  • Accession Number: 01482873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2013 1:33PM