Research on the Impact of Flashing Green Lights on E-Bike Drivers' Behavior

With the dramatic increase of the number of electric bicycles (hereinafter referred to as e-bikes), its safety receives more and more attention. One of the main clinical manifestations is red light violation resulting from a wrong stop & go decision during a signal change interval. Which have important effects on e-bikes during the yellow light decision-making process? How much is the impact of a flashing green light to e-bikes' decision-making process? In order to solve these problems, this research sets up the stop & pass decision model and discusses the impact of a flashing green light to the decision process. Analysis results show that the potential time is a critical factor for the decision-making process and a flashing green light can lead to earlier decisions. The flashing green light can provide more time for e-bikes to accelerate through the intersections, but evokes more aggressive behaviors though, obviously, it can reduce the option area.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2185-2191
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:03PM