Title

FUEL CONSUMPTION ANALYSES FOR URBAN TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1986

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - traffic signals, planning - signage/information, organisation - management, place - urban, mode - bus

Keywords

Vehicular traffic control, Urban areas, Transportation systems, Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Traffic signal priority systems, Traffic signal preemption, Traffic management (Traffic control), Street traffic control, Signalized intersections, Signalised intersections, Preemption (Traffic signals), Models, Mathematical models, Highway traffic control, Guides to information, Guides, Fuel consumption, Energy utilization, Energy consumption, Bus priority

Abstract

This article describes the background and major features of the Australian Road Research Board's "Guide To Fuel Consumption Analyses." The article also considers its relevance to urban traffic management decision, and summarizes the technical audit of studies relating to energy consumption in traffic and transport systems on which the guide is based. The forms of four interrelated fuel consumption models of the guide are described and their likely transferability to various situations is indicated. Each traffic and fuel consumption model is appropriate to a particular scale of traffic system. This link is shown for several selected traffic models. The importance of accurate fuel consumption estimates for the case of priority control at a particular intersection is discussed.