OPTIMIZATION OF INFORMATION FLOW FROM TRAFFIC ENVIRONMENT TO ROAD USER 1. STUDIES OF DRIVER BEHAVIOUR IN CONNECTION WITH A REARRANGEMENT OF MANDATORY AND PROHIBITORY TRAFFIC SIGNS, AT THE LINNEGATAN IN GOTHENBURG 1973

OPTIMERING AV INFORMATIONSFLOEDET FRAAN TRAFIKMILJOE TILL TRAFIKANT 1. STUDIER AV FOERARBETEENDEN I SAMBAND MED OMSKYLTNING MED PAABUDSOCH FOERBUDSMAERKEN, LINNEGATAN GOETEBORG 1973

This study is the preparatory stage of a reconstruction project for a busy street in Gothenburg. The question that may be asked in regard to traffic planning is what would be the design criteria if road user behaviour could be assumed to have an adequate motor-perceptual organisation. Design would then be completely different in character; instead of using relevant design parameters, traffic behaviour would be described in relation to "synomorphs", i.e. the subjective experience of, and reaction to, elementary units and combinations of these in the traffic environment. Traffic systems and installations must be designed so that decisions and actions are performed in the most appropriate manner on all levels. Certain traffic environmental constituents regularly trigger off the same road user behaviour. Appropriate behaviour in elementary traffic situations is characterised by good observation of signals and other significant factors, good preparation times and careful behaviour. In order to enhance this, the traffic environment must 1. Define the "synomorphs" to be studied, 2. Establish the criteria for the "synomorphs" to function appropriately in relation to the rest of the traffic system, 3. Identify and describe the systems functions of the defined part, 4. Establish criteria for road user behaviour. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Department of Applied Mechanics/CHARMEC
    Gothenburg,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Meddelande 72-1976
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM