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Optimal Topology of Multilayer Urban Traffic Networks


  • Rui Ding


  • Jian Yin


  • Peng Dai


  • Lu Jiao


  • Rong Li


  • Tongfei Li


  • Jianjun Wu



Previous urban traffic network-based studies have been based mostly on single-layer networks. Based on their shortcomings, starting from the perspective of a multilayer urban traffic network, this paper takes the different anticongestion abilities and network characteristics of various network structures under the condition of traffic congestion as the research object. Then, a comparative experiment is performed via simulation, and the optimal multilayer urban traffic network topology is obtained under different conditions. It is found that these scale-free related multilayer networks have relatively strong ability to support more traffic flows and have higher anticongestion abilities, regardless of whether it is a lower-layer or upper-layer network. The research results are helpful to deepen our understanding of the characteristics of traffic network structures, help scholars further cognize the structural properties of multilayer urban traffic networks, practically help urban traffic network planners to further optimize the urban traffic network, and broaden the study of multilayer traffic networks.

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  • Rui Ding & Jian Yin & Peng Dai & Lu Jiao & Rong Li & Tongfei Li & Jianjun Wu, 2019. "Optimal Topology of Multilayer Urban Traffic Networks," Complexity, Hindawi, vol. 2019, pages 1-19, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:hin:complx:4230981
    DOI: 10.1155/2019/4230981

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