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Research on the Characteristics of Electric Bicycle’s Traffic Behavior at the Intersection

  • Han Do Thi
  • Yanyan Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 503)

Abstract

As a vehicle that stands for the development of new technology, and an effective solution for energy shortage and environmental problems, electric bicycle has not only entered thousands of households but also become the first choice for short-distance travel in many cities in China. Due to its flexibility and convenience, electric bicycle is often involved in unsafe traffic behaviors such as running red light and crossing motor vehicle, therefore disrupt the traffic order at the intersection, which has not only lowered the service level of the intersection and road section but also increased the traffic accident rate. From the perspective of traffic safety, this research first studies the characteristics of the Electric bicycle at the intersection, puts forward the method of calculating the electric bicycle flow at the intersection, and analyzes the delay time of the Electric bicycle after conducting the actual survey, then describes the releasing process of the electric bicycle according to the practical observation, and calculates its dilatation during the releasing process. In the end, the research studies the electric bicycle’s queuing process, and the relation between its queuing density and queuing width at the intersection combing with real-life investigation. The research result provides a great reference value in solving the traffic problems with electric bicycle in the urban transport system.

Keywords

Electric bicycle Traffic safety Traffic behavior Behavior characteristics Unsafe behavior 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Metropolitan Transportation, Beijing University of TechnologyChaoyang District, BeijingChina

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