Brisbane Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram : empirical findings on network partitioning and incident detection

Tsubota, Takahiro, Bhaskar, Ashish, & Chung, Edward (2014) Brisbane Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram : empirical findings on network partitioning and incident detection. In Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, 12-16 January 2014, Washington, D.C.


The Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD) relates space-mean density and flow, and the existence with dynamic features was confirmed in congested urban network in downtown Yokohama with real data set. Since the MFD represents the area-wide network traffic performances, studies on perimeter control strategies and an area traffic state estimation utilizing the MFD concept has been reported. However, limited works have been reported on real world example from signalised arterial network.

This paper fuses data from multiple sources (Bluetooth, Loops and Signals) and develops a framework for the development of the MFD for Brisbane, Australia. Existence of the MFD in Brisbane arterial network is confirmed. Different MFDs (from whole network and several sub regions) are evaluated to discover the spatial partitioning in network performance representation. The findings confirmed the usefulness of appropriate network partitioning for traffic monitoring and incident detections. The discussion addressed future research directions

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ID Code: 66527
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram, Bluetooth, Density estimation, CUPRITE
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Transport Research Centre
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Deposited On: 22 Jan 2014 23:28
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