Increasing the Level of Service in 2-Lane 2-Way Roads: A Simulation-Based Approach

Increasing the level of service in congested 2-lane, 2-way roads is a problem of great economical importance. Due to the complexity of this task, simulation can give an invaluable help in guiding the search for better and more cost effective road configurations. This paper describes Traveller, a 3D real time traffic simulator developed in the C++ language using Software Design Pattern (SDP) techniques. The simulator permits one to assess the impact in the level of service, caused by different relative locations and lengths of overtaking and non-overtaking areas. Preliminary data has been obtained for a few representative scenarios. Those data include traffic vehicle delays. Simulation has shown to be an effective tool in optimizing road configuration.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 789-795
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport XI: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 184564008X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 2005 12:59PM