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Effects of two-wheelers on saturation flow at signalized intersections in developing countries

Anusha, CS and Verma, Ashish and Kavitha, G (2013) Effects of two-wheelers on saturation flow at signalized intersections in developing countries. In: Journal of Transportation Engineering, 139 (5). pp. 448-457.

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Two-wheelers (TW) constitute a major proportion of urban traffic in developing countries and therefore their effect on the saturation flow at signalized intersections could be substantial. This paper attempts to study and analyze the effect of two-wheelers on the saturation flow of signalized intersections by collecting data at a few signalized intersections in Bangalore, India. A strong correlation is observed between the measured saturation flow and the proportion of two-wheeler traffic, which suggest that two-wheelers have significant impact and should be considered in the capacity analysis of signalized intersections. In this paper, the effect of two-wheelers on saturation flow rate is incorporated in a previous model by calibrating and introducing a new adjustment factor for two-wheelers. Results show that saturation flow measured using the modified HCM equation is closer to observed saturation flow values.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Transportation Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Keywords: Traffic Capacity; Traffic Engineering; Traffic Signals; Heterogeneity; Intersections; India
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 06:40
Last Modified: 28 May 2013 06:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46567

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