Traffic Interactions between Motorized Vehicles and Nonmotorized Vehicles near a Bus Stop

This paper studies traffic features in a mixed traffic flow composed of motorized vehicles and nonmotorized vehicles near a bus stop within a completely different framework. Our work has taken the nonlane based behaviors of nonmotorized vehicles into account, which has seldom been considered in previous works. We have investigated flow rates as well as passenger transport capacity of the system. The traffic state diagram and the spatiotemporal pattern are presented as the inflow rates of motorized vehicles and nonmotorized vehicles change. A nonmonotonic change of passenger transport capacity is also identified at specific parameters. The influence of parameters such as stopped time of buses is discussed. These results are expected to shed some light on the management and design of urban mixed traffic systems.


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  • Accession Number: 01144680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2009 9:37PM