Research on cyclists microscopic behaviour models at signalized intersection

Jiang Haifeng
Wen Tao
Jiang Pengpeng
Han Hun

In this paper, video cameras and data analysis technologies have been used to collect and analyze image data of bicyclists at two signalized intersections in Beijing. Statistical analysis and nonlinear regression methods were conducted to develop a new simulation model to represent the behavior of cyclists. Various characteristics and behaviors of cyclists including speed distribution, acceleration of bicycle departing an intersection and deceleration of bicycle approaching an intersection and stopped distance of bicycles at signalized intersection have been studied. The results are useful for understanding the performance of bicycle traffic flow at signalized intersections. The simulation techniques, which consider bicyclist characteristics, has a strong application value, such as to estimate the capacity of signalized intersection for bicycle traffic and to build microscopic simulation models for mixed traffic.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

VTI’s Senior Research Leader Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for his work on research into tyres and road surface.


Steps need to be taken to increase traffic safety of automated cars

Several steps are necessary to ensure that automated and connected cars will lead to increased traffic safety – everything from ensuring that technology takes vulnerable road users into account, to new forms of driver training. This has emerged in a position...


FALCON examines challenges in the transport sector

VTI is one of several important partners in the major FALCON project*, whose purpose is to create knowledge and insight regarding the transport sector. In an initial subproject, VTI has produced a manual on transport, logistics and multimodality.


VTI joined research cooperation in China

In December 2017 VTI became a member of China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS).


Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

The project “Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems” (CollERS) has now officially started. The goal of the project is to increase the common knowledge around Electric Road Systems by cooperation between Germany and Sweden and to...


Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

After a successful first conference in June 2017, the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018.