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This case study
investigates a situation at the University of Florida regarding the impacts
of a new parking structure on Museum Road in Gainesville, Florida. The
increased traffic to and from the new structure would access this facility
via a two-way stop-controlled intersection, but alternatives are being
analyzed to determine the best solution for this and adjacent intersections
along Museum Road. Pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-related activities are
high within this section of Museum Road, and so the solution must be
sensitive to and consider all travel modes.
case study includes three problems, each intended to describe one or more
aspects of the deliberations toward a workable solution. Where appropriate,
Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) analysis procedures are used to illustrate how
these applications can be tools to quantify and compare the performance of
various alternative treatments to this roadway.
The problems in this
case study utilize the HCM analysis procedures for both signalized and
unsignalized intersections. After studying this material, you should be able
Analyze the operation
of signalized and unsignalized intersections in a multimodal environment
using the HCM.
Understand what input
data are required and the assumptions that are commonly made regarding
default values for the HCM procedures for these facilities.
the appropriate types of analysis (operations and planning) that should be
undertaken for considering existing facilities as well as future facilities
importance of pedestrians, transit, and bicycles in an urban streets
limitations of the HCM procedures and when it is appropriate to use other
models or computational tools.
Know how to reasonably
interpret the results from an HCM analysis and how these results can be used
to support a particular decision regarding a change to a transportation