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SIMULATION OF BUS LANES IN MOTORCYCLE-DOMINATED TRAFFIC FLOW BY USING AGENT-BASED MODEL

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2017.7(2).07


7 / 2 / 232-242 Pages

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Tran Vu Tu - Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam -

Vo Trong Bo - Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam -


Abstract

In this paper, the authors firstly proposed a model for motorcyclist behavior when travelling in motorcycle – dominated traffic flow. The proposed model is proposed to define the influence space of each motorcyclist as a "cone of vision" with included two inputs, the vision distance (radius) and the viewing angle. The proposed model with significant estimation parameters was then used to simulate traffic scenarios by employing Netlogo. The three scenarios were considered, including ordinary lane with mixed flow, ordinary lane with motorcycle exclusive lane and bus exclusive lane. The paper initial result emphasizes the roles of bus lanes as well as the impacts of motorcycle travel on the performance of bus lanes in motorcycle-dominated urban streets in terms of travel time delay.


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