A STUDY OF RURAL ROAD TRANSITION POINTS TO PREDICT PASSING LANE PERFORMANCE

This paper describes a study which investigated the changes in traffic mean speed and bunching at transitions between two - lane and four - lane rural roads. It presents details of the experimenal procedure used, and the main findings regarding the rate of change of traffic parameters with position. Changes were found to occur more rapidly on entry to a four - lane road than on merging into two lanes. The effects of traffic flow, desired speeds, and overtaking opportunities were isolated, and the importance of bunching criteria was investigated (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Monash University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Clayton, Victoria  Australia  3800
  • Authors:
    • Hoban, C J
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper 79/12 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM