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Estimating Pedestrian Impact on Coordination of Urban Corridors

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2018
Abstract/Description:
At most of the US signal, pedestrian walk timings run in concurrence with relevant vehicular traffic signal phases which means that major-street coordinated operations can be interrupted by a pedestrian call. Such interruption may increase delays and stops for major traffic flows. An alternative to this design is to increase the cycle length and embed pedestrian timings within the ring-barrier structure of the prevailing coordination plan. Both approaches have advantages and disadvantages. This study attempts a novel approach to address this situation by a comprehensive experimental evaluation of traffic performance under various pedestrian signal timing strategies. Findings show that either abovementioned approach works well for very low traffic demands. When the traffic demand increases findings cannot be generalized as they differ for major coordinated movements versus overall network performance. While coordinated movements prefer no interruption of the coordinated operations, the overall network performance is better in the other case.
Title: Estimating Pedestrian Impact on Coordination of Urban Corridors.
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Name(s): Chowdhury, Sharmin-E-Shams, author
Stevanovic, Aleksandar, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 90 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: At most of the US signal, pedestrian walk timings run in concurrence with relevant vehicular traffic signal phases which means that major-street coordinated operations can be interrupted by a pedestrian call. Such interruption may increase delays and stops for major traffic flows. An alternative to this design is to increase the cycle length and embed pedestrian timings within the ring-barrier structure of the prevailing coordination plan. Both approaches have advantages and disadvantages. This study attempts a novel approach to address this situation by a comprehensive experimental evaluation of traffic performance under various pedestrian signal timing strategies. Findings show that either abovementioned approach works well for very low traffic demands. When the traffic demand increases findings cannot be generalized as they differ for major coordinated movements versus overall network performance. While coordinated movements prefer no interruption of the coordinated operations, the overall network performance is better in the other case.
Identifier: FA00013128 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Transportation corridors
Pedestrians
Urban traffic
Traffic estimation
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