Journal article

Freeway weaving phenomena observed during congested traffic

Majid Sarvi

Transportmetrica A Transport Science | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

This article focuses on modelling the acceleration-deceleration behaviour of drivers during freeway weaving manoeuvres, under heavy traffic conditions. The term 'heavy traffic conditions' refers to the period which is fully congested, i.e. queues reside on both freeway and ramp approaches and there is no exogenous flow restriction from downstream of the weaving section (active weaving bottleneck). Data capturing a wide range of microscopic information were collected using video-recording and image processing techniques. The data was collected at two weaving sections on urban freeways in Tokyo and Melbourne. These data provided the fundamental information for investigating the drivers weaving..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author wishes to thank Professor Masao Kuwahara for the video images of Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway. This work was funded by the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University.