INFLUENCE OF BICYCLE TRAFFIC ON TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM

One of the most critical problems of urban areas is the increasing transportation demand. Traffic that exists on urban streets is aggravating other problems, such as environmental pollution, unrestrained energy consumption, and increased traffic accidents. In China, urban passenger movement is composed primarily of buses for public transportation and bicycles for private transportation. Bicycles are a primary transportation mode in most cities and will continue to play an important role in the future. The mix, though, of bus vehicle and bicycle operation on city streets is the largest contributor to urban traffic congestion. To lessen congestion, the authors propose an improved signal system for urban roads to make the most effective use of the network. Characteristics of bicycle traffic in Beijing are studied and the influence of bicycle traffic on traffic control is analyzed. A traffic survey is conducted for a typical signalized intersection, and an actual situation of bicycle flow passing through a signalized intersection is studied. In addition, influence factors having to do with traffic control design are demonstrated and alternative traffic control planning is discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
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  • Authors:
    • Shi, Q
    • Lu, H
    • Duan, Liwei
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 243

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 1996 12:00AM