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Overview of Uninterrupted Flow Methodologies of the Highway Capacity Manual

  • Roger P. RoessEmail author
  • Elena S. Prassas
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Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 5)

Abstract

“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.

Keywords

Transportation Research Traffic Stream Influence Area Uniform Traffic Cell Transmission Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EmeritusNYU Polytechnic School of EngineeringNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Transportation EngineeringNYU Polytechnic School of EngineeringNew YorkUSA

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