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Signalized Intersections and Networks

  • Lily Elefteriadou
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Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 84)

Abstract

Signalized intersections operate with the assistance of a traffic signal, and they cyclically assign the right-of-way to a movement or combination of movements. Ideally, the amount of time assigned to each combination of movements minimizes travel time and delay and/or the number of stops in the network and allocates capacity optimally. An arterial is a highway facility with a series of signalized intersections along its length, while an urban network or surface street network consists of a group of interconnected arterials and side streets.

Keywords

Cycle Length Signalize Intersection Saturation Flow Side Street Lost Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lily Elefteriadou
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  1. 1.Department of Civil and Coastal EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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