Presented in this paper is a systematic exploration, using microscopic simulation, of the sensitivity of network-level traffic flow descriptors and relationships, particularly those of the two-fluid theory of town traffic, to network features, traffic control, and traffic-interfering urban activity levels. Moving traffic interference, which is represented by stochastic short-term lane blockages of varying duration and frequency, is shown to be a key determinant of the traffic character of an urban street network and of the behavior described by the two-fluid theory and verified operationally.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Transportation Research Record|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering