Geometric factors affecting the capacity of a traffic signal approach

  • R. J. Salter


The capacity of a signal-controlled intersection is limited by the capacities of individual approaches to the intersection. There are two types of factors which affect the capacity of an approach: geometric factors which are considered in this chapter, and traffic and control factors which are discussed subsequently.


Control Factor Geometric Factor Saturation Flow Lane Width Traffic Engineer 
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  1. 1.
    R. M. Kimber, M. McDonald and N. B. Hounsell, The prediction of saturation flows for road junctions controlled by traffic signals, Transport and Road Research Laboratory Research Report 67, Crowthorne (1986)Google Scholar

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© Y. Salter and N. B. Hounsell 1996

Authors and Affiliations

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

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