Standard Vehicle Equivalent of Moped Vehicle in Mixed Non-Motor Traffic Flow

With the increase of citizens' income and the expansion of cities, previous bicycle traffic has been transferred to moped traffic gradually in Chinese metropolis. Moped vehicles are bigger, heavier, and faster than a bicycle. However, since moped vehicles traveled along with bicycle vehicles in the same non-motor traffic lanes, some problems arise, such as lane capacity reduction and traffic accidents addition. On the basis of abundant investigation data and information collection, diversified methods, such as literature analysis, summary, mathematical statistics and so on, were applied to model mixed traffic flow in the paper. Meanwhile, based on the research of mixed traffic flow model and the theory of standard vehicle equivalent coefficient, the paper conducted related research on the standard moped equivalent and finally came to the equivalent value of big and small mopeds equal to bicycles in the specific mixed traffic flow. The result provided support for non-motor traffic design, moped traffic management and related policies for the ongoing study.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 3609-3614
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01535610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410394
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 1:44PM