Modelling the formation of queues by a cluster of powered two-wheelers at signalised intersections

T. C. Lee, Ka-Io Wong, T. P. Hsu, G. L. Chang

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Abstract

This paper presents the model for the queue formation by a cluster of powered two-wheelers (PTWs) at signalised intersections during a red phase. The formation and discharging processes of such queues are critically associated with the capacity of an intersection having a high percentage of PTWs. The key variables affecting the queue formation process were identified with field data from the Tainan City in Taiwan using vehicular trajectories extracting techniques. The results of extensive data analysis reveal that such process can be captured with a Multinomial Logit Model (MLM). To verify the fidelity of the calibrated MLM, it was integrated into a traffic microsimulation system to visually evaluate its simulated patterns of formation and discharging. The results have demonstrated that the calibrated MLM is capable of replicating the observed queue formation patterns. The research findings offer some valuable information for capacity assessments and mix traffic microsimulation at intersections containing PTWs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages557-564
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789881581426
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies on Travel Behaviour and Society, HKSTS 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Dec 201316 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society

Conference

Conference18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies on Travel Behaviour and Society, HKSTS 2013
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/12/1316/12/13

Keywords

  • Intersection capacity
  • Microsimulation model
  • Mixed traffic
  • Multinomial Logit Model
  • Powered two-wheeler

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    Lee, T. C., Wong, K-I., Hsu, T. P., & Chang, G. L. (2013). Modelling the formation of queues by a cluster of powered two-wheelers at signalised intersections. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society (pp. 557-564). (Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society). Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited.