Traffic speed distributions and estimation

  • R. J. Salter


One of the fundamental parameters for describing traffic flow is the speed, either of individual vehicles or of the traffic stream. It is of importance in work connected with the theory of traffic flow because of the fundamental connection between speed, flow and concentration when the movement of a traffic stream is being considered.


Journey Time Traffic Flow Class Limit Class Interval Traffic Stream 
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© Y. Salter and N. B. Hounsell 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Salter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BradfordUK

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