This report considers the efficient design of at-grade intersections, concentrating on methods of estimating the capacity of these layouts. Major/minor priority and traffic signals or traffic circles with offside priority are the control methods most suited to high traffic demand. Included in an appendix are a detailed example of the German method for major/minor intersections, traffic signal capacity calculations based on "saturation flow" (Europe) and "load factor" (US), and a description of the latest design methods for traffic circles with offside priority (as widely used in the UK). Safety and environmental acceptability are intersection design aspects of fundamental importance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

    2001 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISBN 92-64-11317-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM