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.