A simplified method for estimation of back of queue and its application in macroscopic simulation

Hongchao Liu, Jingyan Song, Yafeng Yin

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Abstract

Traffic signals may induce unexpected bottlenecks when queues from an intersection spill back and block its adjacent upstream intersection. The information of whether and when queues from the downstream intersection would reach the upstream intersection is of particular significance to signal timing of closely spaced oversaturated intersections. This paper presents a macroscopic simulation approach to emulate the formation and propagation of backward and forward waves along closely spaced traffic signals and demonstrates its application to the evaluation of point queue based signal timing plans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Proceedings
Pages662-668
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 6 2005Jun 8 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Proceedings
Volume2005

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period06/6/0506/8/05

Keywords

  • Simplified kinematic wave model
  • Traffic signal
  • Traffic simulation

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