Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277051
Title:
Saturation flows of protected dual left turn lanes
Author:
Cone, Fred, 1933-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The objective of this study was to provide an estimate of the protected dual left turn saturation flow rates in the Tucson area. The data were collected from dual left turn lanes at six intersections. The headway times were measured in order to calculate the saturation flow rates at each of the study sites. Observations were made at four intersections with left turn protected and at two intersections with permitted plus protected left turns. Saturation flow was measured from the third to the last vehicle in the queue. Observations were made during the time of expected peak traffic flow. A stop watch was used to measure the time intervals to the nearest tenth of a second. The saturation flow rates were then calculated and varied from 1621 to 2017 Vehicles Per Hour of Green Per Lane (VPHGL) for the inside lane to 1737 to 1802 VPHGL in the outside lane.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Left-turn lanes -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Traffic flow -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wortman, Robert H.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSaturation flows of protected dual left turn lanesen_US
dc.creatorCone, Fred, 1933-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCone, Fred, 1933-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to provide an estimate of the protected dual left turn saturation flow rates in the Tucson area. The data were collected from dual left turn lanes at six intersections. The headway times were measured in order to calculate the saturation flow rates at each of the study sites. Observations were made at four intersections with left turn protected and at two intersections with permitted plus protected left turns. Saturation flow was measured from the third to the last vehicle in the queue. Observations were made during the time of expected peak traffic flow. A stop watch was used to measure the time intervals to the nearest tenth of a second. The saturation flow rates were then calculated and varied from 1621 to 2017 Vehicles Per Hour of Green Per Lane (VPHGL) for the inside lane to 1737 to 1802 VPHGL in the outside lane.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLeft-turn lanes -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subjectTraffic flow -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWortman, Robert H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1337470en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22881884en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17518088en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17518076en_US
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