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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 189316, 18 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/189316
Research Article

A Signal Coordination Control Based on Traversing Empty between Mid-Block Street Crossing and Intersection

1College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
2College of Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China

Received 29 June 2012; Revised 6 September 2012; Accepted 11 September 2012

Academic Editor: Wuhong Wang

Copyright © 2012 Changjiang Zheng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

To solve the problem in pedestrian Mid-Block street crossing, the method of signal coordination control between mid-block street crossing and intersection is researched in this paper. The paper proposes to use “distance-flow rate-time” graph as the tool for building coordination control system model which is for different situations of traffic control. Through alternating the linear optimization model, the system outputs the distribution of signal timing and system operational factors (delays in vehicles and mid-block street crossing). Finally, taking one section on the Taiping North Road in Nanjing as an example, the signal coordination control is carried out. And the results which are delays in the vehicles and mid-block street crossing are compared to those in the current distribution of signal timing.