Characteristics Analysis of Traffic Flow Behaviors on Beijing Urban Expressways

Key features of Beijing's urban expressways include a short distance between on-ramp and off-ramp, large traffic flow and high ratio of short-distance vehicles. An expressway control strategy should be based on these features. Accordingly, the authors selected three different sites on the Beijing Ring Road where the distance between on-ramp and off-ramp is about 300m. For each site they shot traffic videos on different dates and times including peak and non-peak hour sites. From the videos, they extracted traffic data, such as traffic flow, density and lane-changing behaviors. On the basis of these data, the authors analyzed the distribution characteristics of flow-density and lane-changing frequency. Finally, they compare the three sites and identify their common features. This will provide support for a future control strategy study on Beijing expressways.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 422-433
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2012: Multimodal Transportation Systems—Convenient, Safe, Cost-Effective, Efficient

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  • Accession Number: 01500138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412442
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:34PM