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Pilot Survey – Queue Management Strategies for Urban Traffic Control Systems

Quinn, D.J. and Topp, K. (1990) Pilot Survey – Queue Management Strategies for Urban Traffic Control Systems. Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds , Leeds, UK.


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1.1 Advances in traffic signal optimization have produced increases in the capacity of urban road networks, but recent growth in demand has meant that many junctions operate at or above saturation levels. Delay costs increase dramatically when queues extend to block upstream junctions and queue management strategies are now required to ensure that local traffic signals operate effectively when oversaturated conditions occur.

1.2 The aims of this SERC-funded "Queue Management Strategies" project are as follows:

(a) To generalise the strategies for queue management that were developed and tested empirically in Bangkok (See ITS WP 249 and WP 251);

(b) To develop a computer graphics model to represent queue propagation;

(c) To test the strategies' applicability and performance in UK networks;

(d) To investigate their incorporation into standard signal optimization programs.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 11:12
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Identification Number: Working Paper 284
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2272

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