Overview of Uninterrupted Flow Methodologies of the Highway Capacity Manual
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“Uninterrupted flow” describes a type of facility; it is not a description of the quality of flow on a given facility or segment. Specifically, uninterrupted flow exists on any facility where there are no causes of interruption external to the traffic stream. Thus, a freeway is an uninterrupted flow facility, even when it is operating under breakdown conditions: in such cases, the causes of the interruption(s) to flow are interactions among vehicles that are internal to the traffic stream.
KeywordsTransportation Research Traffic Stream Influence Area Uniform Traffic Cell Transmission Model
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