Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Modelling motorway merge: The current practice in the UK and towards establishing general principles

Contents:

Author Info

  • Liu, Ronghui
  • Hyman, Geoff
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Motorway merging has been regarded as a major source of conflicts and congestion, but has long been recognised as an area in which modelling has been relatively weak. The current traffic models represent the traffic operations at a merge are based on gap-acceptance approach, with the merging traffic giving-way to traffic on the mainline carriageway and imposing little or no delay to the mainline traffic. The results tend to overestimate delays to the merging traffic, and underestimate delays and interruptions to the mainline traffic.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967070X12001436
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transport Policy.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2012)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 199-210

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:24:y:2012:i:c:p:199-210

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30473/description#description

    Order Information:
    Postal: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/supportfaq.cws_home/regional
    Web: https://shop.elsevier.com/order?id=30473&ref=30473_01_ooc_1&version=01

    Related research

    Keywords: Merge capacity; Delays at merge; Pcu values; Microsimulation;

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:24:y:2012:i:c:p:199-210. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.