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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 367468, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/367468
Research Article

A Study on the Coordination of Urban Traffic Control and Traffic Assignment

College of Transportation, Jilin University, Changchun 130025, China

Received 20 August 2012; Accepted 15 October 2012

Academic Editor: Wuhong Wang

Copyright © 2012 ZhaoWei Qu 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

The interactions between signal setting and traffic assignment can directly affect the urban road network efficiency. In order to improve the coordination of signal setting with traffic assignment, this paper created a traffic control algorithm considering traffic assignment; meanwhile, the link impedance function and the route choice function were introduced into this paper to study the user's route choice and the road network flow distribution. Then based on the above research, we created a system utility value model. Finally through the VISSIM software to simulate the test network, we verified the superiority of the coordination algorithm and the model and gave the optimal flow of the road network.