SIGNAL CYCLE LENGTH AND FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS

A microscopic network simulation model (NETSIM, formerly UTCS-1) was used to evaluate the relationship between fuel consumption and signal cycle length. A single intersection was simulated for three scenarios having different traffic characteristics. It was found that the cycle length that minimizes delay also minimizes fuel consumption and hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions. A regression analysis showed that fuel consumption and these emissions are strongly correlated with vehicle average speed but that the relationship is not linear. Differences between the results in this work and previous results are discussed. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 41-48
  • Monograph Title: Highway capacity, measures of effectiveness, and flow theory
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  • Accession Number: 00189849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-025 846
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM