DEVELOPMENT OF EFFICIENT PROCEDURE FOR RECREATING AND ANALYZING TRAFFIC FLOW PATTERNS ON URBAN FREEWAYS

The purpose of this paper is to decribe and analytical procedure for the synthesis and analysis of the speed profiles of typical vehicles traveling on urban freeways. Much past research has been conducted in this area in an attempt to define and describe traffic operating characteristics on urban freeways; this paper represents an extension of the past research and as such develops new analytical tools and relies on an additional data-collection effort. The paper includes a detailed discussion of the floating-automobile experiments and the data-collection procedures that were used and a description of the results that were obtained. This description includes a discussion of the variables found to be important in classifying freeway segments and a summary of the results of the data-collection effort. The paper concludes with a description of the methodology developed for using the results of the analysis to generate (in either a manual or an automatic mode) typical speed profiles for vehicles traveling on any section of urban freeway. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps;
  • Pagination: pp 68-75
  • Monograph Title: Urban system operation and freeways
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028272
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM