COMPARISON OF SIMPLE GAP ACCEPTANCE METHOD AND GAP FORCING METHOD IN ESTIMATING THE CAPACITY OF SINGLE LANE STREAMS AT SIMPLE INTERSECTIONS

Alex S. Ladaga

Abstract


The study was about comparison between methods of estimation of capacity of a single lane movement in a simple intersection. Two models were used in the estimation of the capacity namely the Simple Gap Acceptance Method and Gap Forcing Method. The data were obtained by running two simulation programs based on the two models. Results showed that there is a significant difference between the two capacity estimates indicating that estimating the capacity for a given stream can be potentially improved if gap forcing is taken into account.

Keywords


capacity, simple gap acceptance, gap forcing

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