KEEP CLEAR pavement markings are widely used at urban signalised intersections to indicate to drivers to avoid entering blocked intersections. For example, 'Box junctions' are most widely used in the United Kingdom and other European countries. However, in Australia, KEEP CLEAR markings are mostly used to improve access from side roads onto a main road, especially when the side road is very close to a signalised intersection. This paper aims to reveal how the KEEP CLEAR markings affect the dynamic performance of the queuing vehicles on the main road, where the side road access is near a signalised intersection. Raw traffic field data was collected from an intersection at the Gold Coast, Australia, and the Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi (KLT) feature tracker approach was used to extract dynamic vehicle data from the raw video footage. The data analysis reveals that the KEEP CLEAR markings generate positive effects on the queuing vehicles in discharge on the main road. This finding refutes the traditional viewpoint that the KEEP CLEAR pavement markings will cause delay for the queuing vehicles' departure due to the enlarged queue spacing. Further studies are suggested in this paper as well.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
|Event||36th Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2013 - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 2 Oct 2013 → 4 Oct 2013
|Conference||36th Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2013|
|Period||2/10/13 → 4/10/13|
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