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Goals and Objectives
The driving force
behind this study is to provide sufficient information, detailed analyses,
and quantitative results to those responsible for deciding the best solution
to mitigate the impacts of this new parking structure on Museum Road.
Developing alternatives analyses using the HCM to compute performance
measures such as capacity, delay, queuing effects, etc., will assist them
in making decisions on intersection control, signal timing and coordination,
lane configuration improvements, and pedestrian, bicycle and transit
operations and safety.
We should also
point out that the
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is
commonly used to determine if a signal is warranted, and in most
jurisdictions is the legal document used to determine many of the
characteristics of a design. However, it is also useful to compare the
forecasted operations of an intersection under different control scenarios.
The Highway Capacity Manual provides the tools for such an operational
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