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MACROSCOPIC FUNDAMENTAL DIAGRAMS: SIMULATION FINDINGS FOR THESSALONIKI’S ROAD NETWORK

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2015.5(3).01


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Iraklis Stamos - Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH/HIT), Greece -

Josep Maria Salanova Grau - Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH/HIT), Greece -

Evangelos Mitsakis - Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH/HIT), Greece -

Socratis Mamarikas - Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH/HIT), Greece -


Abstract

Within the framework of this paper, the existence of a Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD) for the city of Thessaloniki is discussed, obtained through simulation. Initial findings show that there is a well-defined MFD, which is a property of a network, as it is not influenced by changes in travel demand. The MFD can be used as tool for managing traffic at real-time and for improving accessibility in an area, through pricing strategies and entrance points control based on the accumulation of vehicles.


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