Distribution of the maximum number of opposed turns in a signal cycle at fixed time traffic signals

Gregory K.S. Mung, Antonio C.K. Poon, W. C. Ip, Hing Keung William Lam

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Abstract

In this paper, the probability distribution of maximum number of opposed turns in a signal cycle is derived for a fixed time signalized intersection. Three cases have been studied separately. They are: (i) no turning vehicles can pass through the truncated gap, which occurs when the end of the effective green period falls in a gap of the opposing straightahead vehicles; (ii) at least one turning vehicle can pass through the truncated gap; and (iii) the end of the effective green period does not fall in a gap. The derived probability distribution can be utilized to improve the signal design for the opposed turning traffic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-386
Number of pages14
JournalTransportation Research Part B: Methodological
Volume32B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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