The overall objective of this study was to investigate platoon movements on urban arterials and to relate variation in platoon behavior to variation in signal control and changes in traffic volume. The research efforts were structured around four principal phases: a) review of the literature; b) collection and reduction of basic data on platoon movement; c) identification of platoon dispersion characteristics; and d) model development. As a result of the research, a method of timing a linear system of signals along a one-way street allowing for the dispersion of traffic is available. Also the effect of a change in linear signal system timing on expected queue lengths and mean delays per vehicle can be predicted. Recommendations are made for future research.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 42-43
  • Monograph Title: Traffic control: signals and other devices
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025664
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FCP 42l1024
  • Contract Numbers: C-1-12
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM