TRAFFIC FLOW CHARACTERISTICS ON POLISH AND FINNISH RURAL TWO-LANE ROADS

Surveys of vehicle speeds and the factors affecting them were car outin 1987-90 in Poland and in 1990-91 in Finland. This paper presents and compares the results of those surveys. In addition, comparisons with Hungarian and Dutch results are made. Relations of mean travel speed and platoon length with traffic flow as a ba for comparisons are shown as bivariate linear regression equation Speeds in Poland and Hungary are ingeneral lower and more affecte volume than those in Finland and Holland. The results indicate t road technical standard, vehicle fleet characteristics and techni condition of vehicles have a key influence on vehicle speeds. Differences were also observed in headway distributions in Poland in Finland. Platoons in Finland are longer than those in Poland corresponding flow levels. A conclusion for future research is t an exchange of data and experience among Central and Eastern Euro countries is extremely desirable. (a)

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 181-91

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  • Accession Number: 00674555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-86910-64
  • Files: ITRD, , ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM