Macroscopic fundamental diagram for Brisbane, Australia: empirical findings on network partitioning and incident detection

Tsubota, Takahiro, Bhaskar, Ashish, & Chung, Edward (2014) Macroscopic fundamental diagram for Brisbane, Australia: empirical findings on network partitioning and incident detection. Transportation Research Record, 2241, pp. 12-21.

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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 presents 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 for 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: 71464
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram, Bluetooth, Density estimation, CUPRITE
DOI: 10.3141/2421-02
ISSN: 0361-1981
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Smart Transport Research Centre
Deposited On: 14 May 2014 00:38
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 08:01

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