Part I of the study is concerned, under the heading of 'The Problem of Transition Time When Starting at Intersections Having Traffic Lights' with the effect of the transition on the capacity, on traffic safety, and on starting operations, seen under the aspect of economical driving. The researches are based on deterministic analyses of models and empirical investigations, in which the distance-time of approximately 5700 vehicle queues have been evaluated. In Part II of the study, under the heading of 'Investigations of the Traffic Light Sequence at Pedestrian Crossings' the relationships between the information content of a given traffic light sequence and the position of the traffic light itself, relative to the location of the crossing zone, is examined. The question on whether pedestrians should be guided by two-or-three-phase signal sequences is investigated with the aid of behavioral analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Pub. in Forschung Strassenbau und Strassenverkehrstechnik, heft 200, 1976. Text in German, abstracts in English and French. Prepared in cooperation with Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt (Germany, F.R.).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bundesministerium fuer Verkehr, Bonn-Bad Godesberg

    Bonn,   Germany 

    (Germany, F.R.). Abt. Strassenbau.

  • Authors:
    • Androsch, W
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 85 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00318467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM