Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic

The Highway Capacity Manual: A Conceptual and Research History

Volume 1: Uninterrupted Flow

Authors: P. Roess, Roger, S. Prassas, Elena

  • Presents an overview of the research, theory and practice of highway capacity analysis
  • The fundamental concepts and research that have produced the methods now applied to the US roads and highways are presented in straightforward language with illustrations
  • Focus on Uninterrupted Flow
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Since 1950, the Highway Capacity Manual has been a standard used in the

planning, design, analysis, and operation of virtually any highway traffic facility

in the United States. It has also been widely used abroad, and has spurred the

development of similar manuals in other countries.

The twin concepts of capacity and level of service have been developed

in the manual, and methodologies have been presented that allow highway

traffic facilities to be designed on a common basis, and allow for the analysis of

operational quality under various traffic demand scenarios. The manual also

addresses related pedestrian, bicycle, and transit issues.

 

This book details the fundamental development of the concepts of

capacity and level of service, and of the specific methodologies developed to

describe them over a wide range of facility types. The book is comprised of two

volumes. Volume 1 (this book) focuses on the development of basic principles,

and their application to uninterrupted flow facilities: freeways, multilane

highways, and two-lane highways. Weaving, merging, and diverging segments

on freeways and multilane highways are also discussed in detail. Volume 2

focuses on interrupted flow facilities: signalized and unsignalized intersections, urban streets and arterials. It is intended to help users of the manual understand how concepts,

approaches, and specific methodologies were developed, and to understand the

underlying principles that each embodies. It is also intended to act as a basic

reference for current and future researchers who will continue to develop new

and improved capacity analysis methodologies for many years to come.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Overview of the Highway Capacity Manual and Its History

    Roess, Roger P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • The Fundamental Concept of Capacity

    Roess, Roger P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • The Fundamental Concept of Level of Service

    Roess, Roger P. (et al.)

    Pages 49-76

  • Passenger Car Equivalents and Other Adjustment Factors

    Roess, Roger P. (et al.)

    Pages 77-117

  • Overview of Uninterrupted Flow Methodologies of the Highway Capacity Manual

    Roess, Roger P. (et al.)

    Pages 119-131

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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Softcover $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Highway Capacity Manual: A Conceptual and Research History
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Uninterrupted Flow
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05786-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05786-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05785-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35822-2
Series ISSN
2194-8119
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 470
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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