Multi-Path Signal Synchronization Model with Phase Ratio and Dispersion Constraints

Tzu Jung Huang, Hsun-Jung Cho, Chien Chia Liäm Huang

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Abstract

Proper designs of offsets forsignalized intersections in an urban arterial system can help improve the level of service (LoS) significantly. The MAXBAND model has been the most widely used approach for this purpose. In this paper, a MAXBAND model in which the lengt hs of phases in a cycle are variable is proposed. In other words, the lengths of phases in a cycle, as well as the cycle itself, are no longer fixed. Besides, theincorporation oftraffic dispersion module in the proposed model allows that the travel times from upstream intersection to the downstream one are taken into account. Real-world application on an arterial system in Taiwanfor evaluating the performance of the proposed model is conducted to validate the methodology. Actual traffic flow data are collected through on-site experiments. Results suggest that the improvements are around 44%, on average, in terms of total delay of the entire network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01002
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Volume124
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2017
Event6th International Conference on Transportation and Traffic Engineering, ICTTE 2017 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 1 Jul 20173 Jul 2017

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