Problem 2 Discussion
Problem 2: Discussion
next to consider in this problem, after looking at more of a system context
for the operation of the intersection and the arterial? Note that we
have focused our analysis so far on just the afternoon peak period. It
is common in traffic analysis to look at the weekday peak periods to
ensure that the traffic system is operating in an acceptable manner during
this time. However, it is also important to ask ourselves if there are
other time periods that require consideration?
answer here is yes. This is a university town; and in addition to
normal weekday peak periods of travel, there are a number of other traffic
patterns that we should consider. The university has a number of
special events during the year, each attracting a large number of visitors
and attendees at the events. In addition, the vehicle mix in the
traffic stream varies during the year, a fact that should also be assessed.
In problem 3, we will consider these travel patterns and
determine if they have an effect on our decision to signalize the
intersection of U.S. 95/Styner-Lauder Avenue.
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