Study of car park provision and traffic congestion

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Study of car park provision and traffic congestion

 

Author: He, Qi
Title: Study of car park provision and traffic congestion
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2014
Subject: Automobile parking
Traffic engineering -- Simulation methods.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Faculty of Construction and Environment
Pages: 62 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2759220
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/7608
Abstract: With the rapid urbanization and the improvement of people's living standard, the number of private cars has been increasing incredibly, giving rise to the problem of parking difficulties. This study investigates the impact of parking lots on ajacent roads through thorough analysis with a traffic simulation model, VISSIM. The work involves setting up of a study network in Shatin Center, Hong Kong to simulate the traffic conditions involving data collection, network coding, model calibration and validation. The VISSIM model has been widely applied to facilitate analyzing the operational performance of road network in practice. To prepare a VISSIM model for analysis, essential data are required for network coding and validation. The results can be divided into two parts. For on-street parking, the calculation results of delay equation, which is based on arrival/departure frequency, will be compared with the simulation model result. From the simulation result of VISSIM, the delay of driving in and out of the curbside parking increased with the traffic volume as well as the arrival/departure frequency. For the off-street parking, different scenarios were proposed and compared. From the comparison result, the queue length and delay of the intersection will be affected by the setting of parking lots. The more off-street parking provision, the greater impact has on the adjacent roads.

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