Axhausen, Kay W.
- Conference Paper
While there is a well-studied body of literature on the relationship between the built environment and travel behavior, the relationship between the built environment and the performance of urban road networks is less understood. Macroscopic traffic models, such as the macroscopic fundamental diagram (MFD), model the response of the transport system to travel demand. Many macroscopic models try to establish a functional relationship between the design of urban road network, traffic control schemes and traffic flows or speeds. However, empirical work on linking network design to the macroscopic relationship is scarce and usually limited to a single city. We use traffic data from inductive loop detectors or similar from more than 20 cities worldwide to address this gap from empirical perspective. In this paper, we first present the available datasets from Bern, London, Madrid and Zurich. Second, we discuss the existing macroscopic traffic flow models and approaches to describe network features. Finally, we present preliminary findings from our ongoing research Show more
PublisherSwiss Transport Research Conference
Organisational unit03521 - Axhausen, Kay W.
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
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