A DECISION-MAKING FRAMEWORK FOR THE EVALUATION OF CLIMBING LANES ON TWO-LANE TWO-WAY RURAL ROADS: RESEARCH SUMMARY
The research was directed toward determining general guidelines for the construction of climbing lanes with respect to length and location. A microscopic simulation model was developed to evaluate the performance of a climbing lane. The model was calibrated and validated using data collected at two climbing lane sites in California. This model was used to determine in "optimum" length and location of a climbing lane on a specific upgrade and also to determine general guidelines for the most cost-effective location of climbing lanes when various candidate upgrades are considered.
- Sponsored in part by California State Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento.
University of California, BerkeleyInstitute of Transportation Studies Library
Berkeley, CA United States 94720
Washington, DC United States 20590
Sacramento, CA United States 95819
- Botha, J L
- Bryant, R S
- May, A D
- Publication Date: 1980-7
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Climbing lanes; Cost effectiveness; Decision making; Design; Evaluation; Guidelines; Highway design; Length; Location; Mathematical models; Optimization; Rural areas; Simulation; Traffic engineering; Two lane highways
- Geographic Terms: California
- Old TRIS Terms: Optimum design
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00344404
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-RR-80-8 Final Rpt., FWHA/CA/TO-80
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM