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Review of Capacity Estimation at Unsignalized Intersections in the Indian Context

  • Manish DuttaEmail author
  • Mokaddes Ali Ahmed
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Part of the Learning and Analytics in Intelligent Systems book series (LAIS, volume 12)

Abstract

Unsignalized intersections in developing countries like India are characterized by mixed traffic conditions and aggressive driving behavior. Due to lack of explicit priority rules, drivers behave erratically which create chaos and eventually lead to undue delay of vehicles. Existing capacity estimation models had been originally formulated in developed countries where traffic is homogeneous and drivers generally follow traffic rules. The traffic characteristics prevalent in developing countries were not considered by researchers while developing these capacity estimation methods. Thus, it is essential to develop a suitable capacity estimation method for countries like India that addresses the field traffic characteristics. In this paper, a review of the existing capacity estimation methods at unsignalized intersections is conducted. Based on this review, various aspects of mixed traffic conditions that need to be considered for capacity estimation in the Indian context is recommended at the end.

Keywords

Unsignalized intersection Capacity Mixed traffic Aggressive driving behavior 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringNational Institute of Technology SilcharSilcharIndia

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