Authors: Yue Liu, Gang-Len Chang, Xiaorong Lai and Ying Liu
Conference: 2007′ World Congress on ITS, Beijing in China
Evacuating large municipal areas during emergencies and disasters in an efficient manner is one of the critical concerns faced by emergency management agencies. This study has developed a corridor-based evacuation planning system for Washington D.C. to design and evaluate various traffic control strategies. The proposed system divides the entire study area into different evacuation corridors, and employs its optimization module along with an embedded macroscopic simulator to generate both signal timings and routing strategies for each corridor in the evacuation area.