WIT Press


Daily Flow Profiles Of Urban Traffic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040181

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

271 kb

Author(s)

W.A.M. Weijermars & E.C. van Berkum

Abstract

The estimation of Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) on the basis of shortterm traffic counts provides some insight into seasonal and day-to-day variability of urban traffic flows. The insight into the differences in daily flow profiles between weekdays is however limited. In this contribution, daily flow profiles on a main route in a city in The Netherlands are analysed. As well the total amount of traffic as the shapes of the daily profiles are compared for various weekdays. The differences are analysed both qualitatively and quantitatively using ANOVA analysis. From the study it can be concluded that the daily flow profile varies throughout the week. Sunday shows a dissimilar flow profile compared to weekdays. Also the weekdays show mutual differences. On Friday, the daily flow profile is less peaked than on Monday and Tuesday. Furthermore,

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