Synthesis of Traffic Signal Timing for the Highway Capacity Manual Planning Analysis

by Mahesh Pethe, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,
Kenneth G. Courage, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation


The 1985 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) provides a technique to analyze the operation of signalized intersections. The Highway Capacity Software (HCS) is a microcomputer package that faithfully implements the HCM. The HCS is rapidly becoming a standard for analyzing signalized intersections. When planning future intersections, in order to use the HCM operational analysis, the complete signal timing plan must be synthesized from volume and geometric data. A task force of the Transportation Research Board recommended a procedure that enables the traffic engineer to quickly analyze aignalized intersections.

Subject Headings: Traffic signals | Traffic capacity | Traffic signs | Traffic analysis | Intersections | Computer software | Highway transportation

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