Dimensioning of Signalized Intersections in Realistic Urban Environment

Signalized intersections are important elements in urban road traffic networks, and greatly influence the traffic flow dynamics in each section as well as the entire network. There are many methods for dimensioning signalized intersections in the literature. One of the most frequently-applied methods is the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 2000 which is based on competent input traffic flows and other characteristics of traffic signal regulations. The intention of this paper is to establish whether the HCM 2000 method can be used directly in the Slovenian real environment. Based on the established methodology of research and limited number of delay measurement in real environment intersections, there have been some deviations. The completion of the level of service criterion for signalized intersections has been proposed, with the intention of more suitable estimation in the realistic environment. Although more field measurements would give more precise information, this research does establish that the HCM methodology is adequate for usage in the Slovenian environment.

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  • Authors:
    • Dobovsek, Matej
    • Sever, Drago
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 143-148
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  • Accession Number: 01006907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2005 12:09AM