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Arterial Street

LOS and
Arterials are classified based
on their:

 Functional Category

 Design Category
Functional Category
Distinguishes arterials in:

 Principal

 Minor
Design Category

 High speed

 Suburban

 Intermediate

 Urban
Four classes of arterials
 Class I – principal and high speed

 Class II – principal and suburban

 Class III – principal and intermediate

 Class IV – principal and urban

Arterial Speed

3600 𝑥 𝐿
SA = 𝑇𝑅 𝑥 𝐿+ σ 𝑑
SA – average speed, mi/hr

TR – running time, sec

L – length, mi

σ 𝑑 - sum of control delay

Progression factor

x fPAG
PF = 𝐶
 C/g – green ratio

 fPAG – adjustment for platoon arrival

 Rp – platoon ratio
Arterial Street Running Time
Arterial Progression Factors
Arterial Street Level of Service
Traffic Data Collection
Required data may be grouped into:

 Static
type – measured once
(Geometric characteristics)

 Dynamic type – collected continuously

(Traffic volumes and composition)
Three common ways for
collecting traffic data

1. Image recording with video cameras

2. Manual collection

3. Automated collection
Inputs required for signalized
intersection analysis
1. Service volume

2. Total number of arrivals as well as the

arrivals during green

3. Duration of green for each movement

and cycle
Typical intersection