Rural Highway Design Analysis Through Traffic Micro-Simulation
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Tokyo: JSTE , 2006, 249-258 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In Sweden, rural roads with separated oncoming lanes are becomingincreasingly important due to their superior safety properties.The level-of-service of such roads may however be reducedsince traffic is restricted by the barrier between the oncoming lanes.This level-of-service impact can be evaluated through traffic microsimulation.Such simulation based assessments of rural highwaysrequire simulation models capable of modeling rural road traffic.This paper presents a simulation study of different rural road designswith separated oncoming lanes using a rural road traffic simulationmodel. The presentation illustrates the use of simulationfor rural highways and the result of the study indicates that oncominglane separation is a competitive alternative despite slightlevel-of-service reductions compared to undivided two-lane highways.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tokyo: JSTE , 2006. 249-258 p.
Highway design ; Level of service ; Microsimulation ; Rural highways ; Traffic simulation ; Two lane highways
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12425ISBN: 4-905990-61-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12425DiVA: diva2:59