ROAD GEOMETRIC DESIGN AS A FUNCTION OF LEVEL OF SERVICE AND ROAD USERS' COST BY TRAFFIC SIMULATION

This paper presents an ongoing research project aimed at developing a traffic model on micro level. The model is a basis for a broadening of "the level of service" concept and for evaluation of the road user's cost with regard to vehicle traffic on two lane interurban road network. The traffic model is presented by simulation technique. In an event-governed simulation programme the speed profile of individual driver-vehicle units is calculated and the traffic effects in question are evaluated. The simulation programme is applied to the study of how the level of service and the road user's cost are influenced by the road geometric condition, ruling speed limits and traffic regulations as well as driver-vehicle characteristics at various traffic volumes and compositions. (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00319605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI no.192 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM