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Impact of rainstorm weather on urban road capacity

Impact of rainstorm weather on urban road capacity

Ji, Xun, Shao, Chunfu, Wang, Bobin ORCID: 0000-0003-4437-2490, Yuan, Yuan and Wang, Xiaoquan (2016) Impact of rainstorm weather on urban road capacity. Transactions of Beijing Institute of Technology, 36 (S2). pp. 154-158. ISSN 1001-0645 (doi:

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The rainstorm weather seriously affects the operation of urban traffic, and the surface gathered water and its obstruction to vision lead to a decrease of road capacity. Based on the weather data and coil detector data in Shenzhen, this study compared the urban traffic flow characteristics under rainstorm, light rain, moderate rain and normal weather conditions, and their flow-density relationships were analyzed based on the Green-shields model. Moreover, the road capacity reduction coefficients for urban arterial and sub arterial roads were quantitative calculated respectively. The results can provide theoretical support for the emergency management of urban traffic operation under rainstorm weather.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rainstorm weather, urban road capacity, reduction coefficients, urban road traffic
Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Connected Cities Research Group
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