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Information 2015, 6(2), 246-257;

An Approach to an Intersection Traffic Delay Study Based on Shift-Share Analysis

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College of Traffic, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
Chongqing CMTraffic Tech. Co., Ltd., Chongqing 400060, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Baozhen Yao and Yudong Zhang
Received: 10 April 2015 / Revised: 13 May 2015 / Accepted: 2 June 2015 / Published: 8 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Swarm Information Acquisition and Swarm Intelligence in Engineering)
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Intersection traffic delay research has traditionally placed greater emphasis on the study of through and left-turning vehicles than right-turning ones, which often renders existing methods or models inapplicable to intersections with heavy pedestrian and non-motorized traffic. In the meantime, there is also a need for understanding the relations between different types of delay and how they each contribute to the total delay of the entire intersection. In order to address these issues, this paper first examines models that focus on through and left-turn traffic delays, taking into account the presence of heavy mixed traffic flows that are prevalent in developing countries, then establishes a model for calculating right-turn traffic delay and, last, proposes an approach to analyzing how much each of the three types of traffic delay contributes to the total delay of the intersection, based on the application of shift-share analysis (SSA), which has been applied extensively in the field of economics. View Full-Text
Keywords: intersection; traffic delay; shift-share analysis; traffic flow; right-turning vehicle intersection; traffic delay; shift-share analysis; traffic flow; right-turning vehicle

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Xi, J.; Li, W.; Wang, S.; Wang, C. An Approach to an Intersection Traffic Delay Study Based on Shift-Share Analysis. Information 2015, 6, 246-257.

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