28. September 2015 · Comments Off on An Empirical Study of the Scooter-Vehicle Mixed Traffic Propagation on Urban Arterials · Categories: Conference Papers, Publications

Authors: Chien-Lun Lan and Gang-Len Chang

Conference: Transportation Research Board, 2015

Abstract:  Scooters are one of the primary transportation modes in many developing  countries, but design guidelines and  software for arterial signals accommodating  heavy scooter-vehicle mixed flows are still
in their infancy. Traffic professionals often have no choice  but to apply existing models that cannot  address scooters’ complex maneuvers. This study conducts field observations of  the mixed traffic flow from their discharging to the formation of stop queues. Based on the statistical analysis results, this study develops a series of formulations to  describe the behavior of mixed traffic flows. The developed models are evaluated and
confirmed to be reliable to serve as the  basis for designing arterial control plans.

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