EFFECTS OF VARIOUS NUMBERS AND LOCATION OF VEHICLE COUNTING DETECTORS IN SIGNALISED INTERSECTION WITH TRANSYT TIME SCHEDULES: EXAMPLES FROM UPPSALA

EFFEKTER AV OLIKA ANTAL OCH PLACERING AV RAEKNANDE FORDONSDETEKTORER I SYSTEM AV SIGNALREGLERADE KORSNINGAR MED TRANSYT-TIDPLANER. NAAGRA EXEMPEL FRAAN UPPSALA

The aim of this report is to study the effectiveness of different stategies for setting out vehicle counting detectors at signalised intersections. Detectors are used for generating road data for a traffic forecast module. Using traffic forecasts as a basis, an optimisation of the time schedules for systems of signalised intersections was carried out with the TRANSYT programme. In order to rate how links in a traffic network feed adjacent links with traffic, a network model has been developed in this study. This model permits of flow balance at all intersections and an automatic dispersion of traffic in the various outward directions. Comparisons between different strategies concerning the use of existing detectors on two roads in the city of Uppsala produced the following result: (1) an extensive provision of detectors at intersections means sound national economics; (2) it is most important to put detectors in a position where they record the largest traffic flows; (3) it is favourable to use detectors at exits connected to different signal groups for the detection of flows from different directions if all vehicles passing the stop line are to be detected; and (4) experience shows that the work and costs of maintaining data on non-detected flows in the forecast module should be weighed carefully against the additional cost of installing more detectors, thus minimising the overall cost. (A)

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28P+A p.
  • Serial:
    • VTI MEDDELANDE
    • Issue Number: 716
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM