SINGLE LANE ROADS
A road which narrows at a bottleneck from an infinity lane road to a one-lane road is studied with the aid of two stochastic processes. Special attention is given to headways and gaps. At the bottleneck an equilibrium headway can be viewed as the maximum of a shifted exponential random variable and a minimum headway. After the bottleneck the situation becomes far more complicated. However, limiting results are obtained for headways and gaps at a large distance from the bottleneck. The asymptotic behavior of headways and gaps is largely determined by the behavior of the desired speed distribution at the lower extreme of its support.
Centrum voor Wiskunde en InformaticaDepartment of Mathematical Statistics
- Koning, A J
- Publication Date: 1987
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Bottlenecks; Equilibrium (Mechanics); Headways; Single lane traffic; Stochastic processes
- Old TRIS Terms: Gap sequences; Infinity; Narrow objects
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00494857
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MS-R8714
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM