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dc.contributor.advisorVirkler, Mark Roberteng
dc.contributor.authorBhattacharya, Prabhatieng
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.date.submitted2004 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 29, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2004.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Civil engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractEfficiency of an arterial network could be enhanced by optimizing the user costs of the network incurred due to delay and other socio-economic factors. Until recently, research mostly focused on minimizing vehicular delay to optimize user costs. Currently no tool exists to balance delays to both vehicles and pedestrians. A methodology is developed that employs known techniques and available tools to identify optimal signal co-ordination plans. Pedestrian delay patterns were obtained from previous research. Delay data for vehicles was based on modeling peak-hour traffic conditions in urbanized areas of a hypothetical city. The signal optimization software Synchro Version 3.2 was used to investigate the variations in vehicle delay with different signal coordination plans and offsets. Delays to vehicles and pedestrians with respect to various offsets were analyzed. Results revealed that the best offsets for vehicles and pedestrians were not necessarily the same. Consequently a signal coordination plan to benefit both should consider the total user costs of the system. Higher user costs could be encountered if pedestrian progression was not considered and only vehicles were considered. The offset generating the optimal user cost could be different from the best offset for vehicles or pedestrians. A balance could be achieved between pedestrian delay and vehicular delay to arrive at an optimal signal coordination plan. Significant implications of such a trade-off are discussed in view of current transportation trends.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb5584571xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4097
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshPedestrian crosswalkseng
dc.subject.lcshTraffic signs and signalseng
dc.titleMethodology to optimize for pedestrian delay and vehicular delay in a signal networkeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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