Today, when designing an intersection, it is necessary to take into account the environmental performances, which are actually considered as relevant as the traditional criteria related to safety, functionality and costs. The aim of this research is environmental analysis and calculation of pollutant emissions for four different at-grade four-arm intersections (standard traffic-signal controlled intersection, one-lane, two-lane and turbo-roundabout), referring to different traffic flows distribution. The results of this research are summarised by three-dimensional surfaces, which can be a useful tool for the designer who already knows the expected traffic data, to predict the environmental impact that each scheme would cause and choose the most appropriate one.

IMPROVING ROAD INTERSECTIONS DESIGN ASSURING OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCES

GIUFFRE', TULLIO
Methodology
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CAMPISI, TIZIANA
Visualization
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CANALE, ANTONINO
Data Curation
2016

Abstract

Today, when designing an intersection, it is necessary to take into account the environmental performances, which are actually considered as relevant as the traditional criteria related to safety, functionality and costs. The aim of this research is environmental analysis and calculation of pollutant emissions for four different at-grade four-arm intersections (standard traffic-signal controlled intersection, one-lane, two-lane and turbo-roundabout), referring to different traffic flows distribution. The results of this research are summarised by three-dimensional surfaces, which can be a useful tool for the designer who already knows the expected traffic data, to predict the environmental impact that each scheme would cause and choose the most appropriate one.
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