The study of location specific lane change impacts on traffic delay using extended cell transmission model

Susilawati Susilawati, Kar Yow Tan, Kamal Md Abdus Samad, Christina Ng

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    This paper comprehensively evaluates the influence of location specific lane change executions on delay and queue length. The extended macroscopic Cell Transmission Model (CTM) based lane change model has been developed by adopting the formulations of diverging and merging in one-way traffic flow. The extended CTM model uses a pre-determined lane change rate and traffic parameters including free flow speed, jam density, cell length and time-step while the inflow parameters were generated form real traffic data collected in Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. The results demonstrate that the lane change maneuver approaching the exit of intersection incurs the highest delay. From real observation, drivers have high tendency to perform mandatory lane changing compared with discretionary lane change in urban arterials. The results can be further used to develop lane change assistance model to improve the traffic flows.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering 2018, ICCOEE 2018
    PublisherMATEC Web of Conferences
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventInternational Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 13 Aug 201814 Aug 2018 (Proceedings)

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    NameMATEC Web of Conferences
    PublisherEDP Sciences
    ISSN (Print)2261-236X


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering 2018
    Abbreviated titleICCOEE 2018
    CityKuala Lumpur
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