Revealing Recurrent Urban Congestion Evolution Patterns with Taxi Trajectories
AbstractUrban congestion can be classified into two types: Recurrent Congestion (RC) and Non-Recurrent Congestion (NRC). RC is more regular than NRC, having fixed and long-standing patterns. Mining urban recurrent congestion evolution patterns can assist with congestion cause analysis and the creation of alleviating strategies. Most existing methods for analyzing urban congestion patterns are based on traditional traffic detector data, which is inflexible and expensive. Additionally, prior research primarily focused on the microscopic model, which simulated congestion propagation based on theoretical models and hypothetical networks. As such, most previous models and methods are difficult to apply to real case scenarios. Therefore, we investigated recurrent congestion patterns by mining historical taxi trajectory data that were collected in Harbin, China. A three-step method is proposed to reveal urban recurrent congestion evolution patterns. Firstly, a grid-based congestion detection method is presented by calculating the change in taxi global positioning system (GPS) trajectory patterns. Secondly, a customized cluster algorithm is applied to measure the recurrent congestion area. Finally, a series of indicators are proposed to reflect RC evolution patterns. A case study was competed in the Harbin urban area to evaluate the main methods. Finally, RC cause analysis and alleviating strategy are discussed. The results study are expected to provide a better understanding of urban RC evolution patterns. View Full-Text
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An, S.; Yang, H.; Wang, J. Revealing Recurrent Urban Congestion Evolution Patterns with Taxi Trajectories. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 128.
An S, Yang H, Wang J. Revealing Recurrent Urban Congestion Evolution Patterns with Taxi Trajectories. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2018; 7(4):128.Chicago/Turabian Style
An, Shi; Yang, Haiqiang; Wang, Jian. 2018. "Revealing Recurrent Urban Congestion Evolution Patterns with Taxi Trajectories." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 7, no. 4: 128.
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