Elżbieta Macioszek

Elżbieta Macioszek
Silesian University of Technology · Department of Transport Systems Traffic Engineering and Logistics

PhD. DSc. Eng. Prof. SUT (dr hab. inż. Prof. PŚ)

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Introduction
PhD. DSc Eng. Elżbieta Macioszek, prof. SUT works in Civil and Transportation Enginering areas. Research and scientific interest: road traffic engineering, roads and intersections capacity analyzing, measurements, researches and traffic flow forecasts, transport infrastructure, functional analysis, transport systems and processes modelling. More information about research areas PhD. DSc. Eng. Elżbieta Macioszek, Prof. SUT can be found in database "Baza Ekspertów" Politechniki Śląskiej (Polish).
Additional affiliations
October 2002 - present
Silesian University of Technology
Position
  • Professor
Education
October 1997 - June 2002
Silesian University of Technology
Field of study
  • Transport

Publications

Publications (90)
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Bike-sharing is known as a sustainable form of transportation. This travel mode is able to tackle the “last mile” transit issue and deliver financial, well-being, and low-carbon lifestyle advantages to users. To date, many studies have analysed the influence of various factors, including built environments, on bike-sharing ridership. However, no st...
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Increasing private car ownership and car dependency has led to a low share of walking as an active mode as well as congestion, air pollution, and health problems in developing countries. This paper aims to identify and compare the impacts of a selection of socio-economic, travel-related, and built environment variables on walking likelihood and res...
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In line with globally shared environmental sustainability goals, the shift towards citizen-friendly mobility is changing the way people move through cities and road user behaviour. Building a sustainable road transport requires design knowledge to develop increasingly green road infrastructures and monitoring the environmental impacts from mobile c...
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The paper introduces a discussion regarding the development of a public bike-sharing system, considering random factors, based on selected external environmental analysis methods. The global energy crisis is forcing scientists to continuously improve energy-efficient sustainable methods and scientific solutions. It is particularly important in tran...
Book
This book presents many valuable tips for making decisions related to traffic flow in the transport networks. The knowledge base in practical examples, as well as the decision support systems described in this book, finds interest among people who face the daily challenge of searching for solutions to the problems of contemporary transport networks...
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The goal of smart cities and sustainable transport is to ensure the efficient movement of people while minimizing a negative impact on the environment. Many cities around the world conduct a policy aimed at limiting parking spaces; however, the complete elimination of parking spaces in cities currently does not seem possible. Parking vehicles cause...
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Transportation and technological development have for centuries strongly influenced the shaping of urbanized areas. On one hand, it undoubtedly brings many benefits to their residents. However, also has a negative impact on urban areas and their surroundings. Many transportation and technological solutions lead, for example, to increased levels of...
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Currently, more inhabitants use a car for their travels. The consequence of the increase in traffic on the roads is the deterioration of road conditions, decrease in the level of road safety, increasing air pollution, as well as the problem of finding a place to park a vehicle. This article analyzes the daily variability of the use of parking space...
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Transport plays an important role in the economy of any country. Efficient and developed transport infrastructure of various modes of transport significantly affects the availability of transport services, and consequently, the well-being of citizens. This article presents an analysis of the volume of passengers and cargo transport using rail and r...
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Many cities around the world face major challenges due to limited energy resources and increasing dependence on oil supplies. One of the branches of the national economy that largely absorbs energy resources is transportation. The range of possibilities for activities aimed at improving energy efficiency in urban transport is very wide. This Specia...
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Nowadays, air transport is treated as a dynamically developing sector of the world economy. The technological solutions used in this kind of transport are highly advanced; thus, generate high costs, ranging from research through production to the implementation phase. Due to its technological advancement, air transport has several significant advan...
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In the modern world, transport as an integral part of social life is important. The development of all modes of transport requires continuous efficient management of the transport process, as well as the use of tools to optimise this process. This article aims to analyse international road cargo transport in EU countries and Poland from 2008-2018....
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Continuous, automatic measurements of road traffic volume allow the obtaining of information on daily, weekly or seasonal fluctuations in road traffic volume. They are the basis for calculating the annual average daily traffic volume, obtaining information about the relevant traffic volume, or calculating indicators for converting traffic volume fr...
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A logistic center is a specialized economic structure grouping in a compact area a large group of entities specializing in the organization and physical transport of goods. It is a point of contact between the demand and supply of logistics and transport services and is of a public nature. The decision on the location of each logistic center should...
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Currently, in Poland, compared to other Western European countries, the electric vehicle market is in the initial stage of development, hence there are significantly fewer electric vehicles on Polish roads. The main reasons for the small number of electric cars in Poland include relatively high prices of electric cars, the lack or deficiencies in t...
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The notion of electromobility spans an overall body of problems related to the use of electric vehicles (EV), covering both technical and service-related aspects of the EV, the charging technology and infrastructure, as well as social, economic and legal problems involved in the designing, manufacturing, purchasing and using of electric vehicles. T...
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During the transportation of goods, damage and destruction of the transported cargo constitute a very large part of the damage. The most common direct cause of damage is an improper arrangement and securing of the transported load. An improperly secured load may pose a threat to the transporters and bystanders. Incorrectly secured loads can fall fr...
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As a rule, the road traffic volume distribution in particular hours on working days showscertain patterns on specific types of roads. Public holidays during the year cause disturbances and differences in the distribution of the daily traffic volume compared to working days. The road traffic volume distribution during the day is very important in th...
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In smart cities, it is expected that transport, communication as well as the movement of people and goods will take place in the shortest possible time while maintaining a high level of safety. In recent years, due to the significant increase in the number of passengers and vehicles on the road and the capacity limitations of transport networks, it...
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The basic function of the Park and Ride (P&R) facility is to allow users to leave their vehicle on the outskirts of the city and to continue their journey to the city center using means of public transport, e.g., bus, tram, trolleybus, subway, train, or bike. In the first part of the paper, an analysis of the selected factors related to the functio...
Book
This book presents many valuable research methods useful in conducting research in modern urban transportation systems and networks. The knowledge base in practical examples, as well as the decision support methods described in this book, is of interest to people who face the challenge of searching for solutions to the problems of contemporary tran...
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This book contains an abundance of numerical analyses based on significant data sets, illustrating importance of environmentally friendly solutions requiring transport networks to be redesigned or clean zones to be implemented. What kind of steps should be taken to redesign transport network? How to evaluate efficiency or flexibility of transport s...
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The transport accessibility of cities decreases with the increase in road traffic. Planners, traffic engineers, and road managers are looking for solutions thatwill reduce congestion on city streets without limiting transport accessibility to the city center. The article presents an overview of solutions used in Poland and abroad thataim to encoura...
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The intersection of a public road with a railway line in one level, called a rail-road crossing, is a particularly dangerous place due to the traffic flows crossing it. The regulations give absolute priority to a rail vehicle over a public road user; in addition, significant differences in the masses and speeds of moving vehicles require traffic re...
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Launching activities oriented towards electromobility development in urban areas is a difficult process, which is mainly due to the existence of barriers of infrastructural and social nature. This article provides a discussion concerning different levels of electromobility development and highlights the main efforts undertaken for the sake of ident...
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The forecasts of the Ministry of Energy regarding the development of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Poland envisage that, over the next years, ca. 6,000 new normal power charging points (under 22 kW) and ca. 400 high power charging points (over 22 kW) will be built. There are also other very optimistic projections indicating a...
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Transport of oversize cargo is a specific form of transport service. Specialised equipment is required for its implementation, while the number of people involved in the transport process itself is much higher than in the case of classic road transport form. This paper presents the problems related to permits and penalties that are used in the carr...
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The park and ride (P&R) parking type is usually located near peripheral public transport stops. These parking places are dedicated to people who, after leaving their vehicle in the parking, continue their journey to the city center using some form of public transport such as bus, metro, rail or tram systems. This article aims to examine the feature...
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The paper addresses issues related to Passenger Car Equivalents (PCEs) at roundabouts. Compared to other road units, the curvilinear elements of roundabout geometric design may impose greater constraints on vehicular trajectories and have a significant effect on the swept envelope of heavy vehicles. Specifically, the aim of the paper is to present...
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The bike-sharing system allows urban residents to rent a bike at one of the rental stations located in the city, use them for their journey, and return them to any other or the same station. In recent years, in many cities around the world, such systems were established to encourage their residents to use bikes as an element of enhancing sustainabl...
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The article presents the calculation of roundabout entry capacity as a case study based on roundabouts located in Tokyo, Japan, and Tokyo surroundings. The analysis was conducted as part of the project entitled “Analysis of the applicability of the author’s method of roundabouts entry capacity calculation developed for the conditions prevailing in...
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The article comments upon results of an empirical analysis of psychotechnical parameters of vehicle drivers (i.e. critical gaps and follow-up times) at roundabouts located in Tokyo and the Tokyo surroundings. The analysis in question was conducted as a part a project entitled “Analysis of the applicability of the author’s method of roundabouts entr...
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The article comments upon results of an analysis of driver behaviour at roundabouts in Tokyo and the Tokyo surroundings. This analysis was conducted as a part of a project entitled “Analysis of the applicability of the author’s method of roundabouts entry capacity calculation developed for the conditions prevailing in Poland to the conditions preva...
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Electric vehicles have been gradually growing in popularity. There are countries, such as China, USA and some European countries in particular (including the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, France), where the number of electric vehicles has been increasing on a year to year basis. In Poland, on the other hand, the market o...
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This book presents a number of guidelines that are particularly useful in the context of decisions related to system-approach-based modern traffic engineering for the development of transport networks. Including practical examples and describing decision-making support systems it provides valuable insights for those seeking solutions to contemporar...
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The publication delivers numerous valuable guidelines, particularly useful when making decisions related in the subject matter to road and rail nodes located in dense transport networks. The know-how displayed while discussing practical examples as well as the decision making support systems described in the publication will certainly attract the i...
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This paper is a case study, which among other things includes the analysis of the three roundabouts entry capacity: a turbo- and two spiralroundabouts. These intersections are located in one of the main road localised in Sosnowiec city (Poland). Before reconstruction, this road was characterised by unfavourable road and traffic conditions, insuffic...
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A roundabout is not a popular intersection type in Japan. Vehicular traffic at most road crossings are controlled by traffic lights. This article comments upon a survey of Japanese roundabouts along with their numerical characteristics concerning, among other aspects, the location of roundabouts in specific areas where the surrounding is managed in...
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An indispensable element in the development of urbanized areas of individual agglomerations is the change in the structure of transport systems in such a way as to meet their needs. Depending on the nature of the area, the use of infrastructure is strongly related to the mobility and transport preferences of its residents. In the case of the Upper...
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The assessment of psychotechnical parameters (that is, critical gaps and follow-up times) of vehicle drivers at roundabout Hitachi Taga, Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan was presented in this paper. The basis for this assessment were empirical data from measurements in the field, made in two different years. The first field measurement took place two ye...
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The presence of heavy and slower vehicles within the traffic stream significantly reduces traffic capacity. This reduction increases with the higher participation of heavy vehicles in the stream, which, compared to passenger cars, move at a lower speed. Furthermore, they occupy more space on the road, are characterized by a longer reaction time to...
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Statistics show that roundabouts are safe road solutions. The main objective of presented paper is the analysis of roundabouts perception by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. For this purpose, this paper attempts to check and verify the hypothesis that roundabout users in Poland—especially single-lane roundabout users—generally perceived roundabou...
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The transport of oversize cargo is distinguished by its specificity on the market of transport services. Specialised equipment is required for its implementation, and the number of people involved in the transport process itself is much higher than in the case of classic road transport. This paper presents the conditions related to the transport of...
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Traffic measurements and surveys are indispensable in road traffic engineering. Results delivered by such studies are used in numerous detailed follow-up analyses, but also to make planning decisions and to design transport infrastructure as well as traffic control systems. This article addresses outcomes of a detailed analysis of results of the Ge...
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Turbo roundabouts are the new generation of circular intersections. They offer numerous advantages, the main of which include relatively high flow capacity and high traffic safety, the latter being only slightly lower than in one-lane roundabouts, still incomparably higher than that of multi-lane intersections. The first ever turbo roundabout was d...
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One of the biggest challenges today in the transport of goods on the world is the problem called “last mile logistics”. This is a problem concerning the final stage of transport of goods to the customers. The role of information in the last mile logistics acquired from freight transport planners has been presented in this paper. This paper contains...
Book
This book offers a collection of guidelines that will be particularly useful to those making decisions concerning roundabouts as safe and modern solutions in transport networks and systems. The decision-making support systems described here will interest those who face the challenge of finding solutions to problems concerning modern transport syste...
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The problem of road users behaviors on selected elements of transport infrastructure have been presented in this paper. The study of road users behaviors was carried out at selected five cities located in the Masovian Voivodeship. During the survey the information about drivers, pedestrians and cyclists behaviors at intersections like roundabouts h...
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General traffic measurements are carried out to determine basic traffic characteristics on voivodeship roads and national roads. The basic measure obtained during these measurements is annual average daily traffic. This is the number of vehicles that have passed over a specified point of a road section within a 24-h period on average within one yea...
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“First and Last Mile Delivery” stands for freight transport logistics over the first and the last part of the way to the customer, accordingly. In freight transport, the first and the last mile are most cost intensive. In the last phase of transport, it is difficult to gather and put shipments together, which results in the costs in that area usual...
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One of the basic parameter used for roundabout entry capacity calculation is follow-up headway. This parameter beyond critical headway and traffic volume on roundabout roadway major for vehicle drivers from entry determines roundabout entry capacity. The comparative analysis of models and studies on follow-up headway estimation have been presented...
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Paper presents the analysis of the results of General Traffic Measurements on the national roads carried out in the years 2000-2015 in the Silesian Voivodeship. Traffic measurements are the basic tool that is used to obtain information about traffic conditions. They allow identification of road infrastructure that requires modernization or complete...
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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are a set of tools that enable better and more efficient use of existing road infrastructure. They support the operation of transport systems in selected areas. ITS services are not only related to the improvement of cars traffic conditions but also to the functioning of urban public transport in the area of thei...
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A detailed analysis of traffic conditions at the intersection allows us to obtain information about the efficiency of its operation. This type of analysis usually involves assessing the capacity and scale of the intersection and applying classical measures to assess its quality. In Poland, for this purpose, methods developed by the General Director...
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Driving with excessive speed is considered as one of the main factors affecting traffic safety. This factor affects not only to the risk associated with the participation in a traffic accident, but also on the consequences of these accidents. The paper presents the analysis of the number of exceeding the speed limit in Poland. The analysis was base...
Book
This book is a collation of numerous valuable guidelines for making decisions based on recent advances and improvement of transport systems. Offering know-how and discussing practical examples as well as decision-making support systems it is of interest of those who face the challenge of seeking solutions to contemporary transport system problems o...
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Tools for counting traffic are not only used to obtain information about traffic conditions and necessary data in order to design new transport system infrastructure. They primarily allow for the assessment of road users’ communication needs, as well as their dynamic mobility in the transport network of the analysis area. In these aspects, general...
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This paper presents the results of a detailed comparison of two roundabout capacity models, namely a model developed by the first author of this paper based on her research conducted in Poland (referred to as the Macioszek model) and the model used in the SIDRA INTERSECTION software based on roundabout research conducted in Australia (referred to a...
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The psychotechnical parameters of drivers of vehicles at the entries to intersections without traffic lights and roundabouts include critical headway and follow-up headway. The paper presents analysis of significance of differences in values of these parameters for drivers of vehicles at the entries to one-lane roundabouts and turbo roundabouts. Th...
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The basic parameters that determine traffic capacity on the roundabouts entries include in particular values of main traffic intensity in the collision area on the circular roadway at an entry and two parameters that characterize the process of vehicles entering the roundabout from the entries, such as critical headway and follow-up headway. The pa...
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The publication contains numerous valuable guidelines one will find particularly useful while making decisions concerning development and improvement of transport systems. It provides a multitude of case studies connected with diverse problems of both technical and organisational nature. The knowledge displayed while discussing practical examples a...
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Forecasts pertaining to urban freight transport and international freight transport in the European Union unanimously imply that, within at least the next thirty years, the main indicator of functionality and growth will be dynamic supply chains, as they are commonly referred to, where logistics centres supported by almost infinite possibilities of...
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The main aim of this study was to verify whether it is possible to utilize the model contained in the HCM 2010 methodology for evaluation of traffic capacity of the lanes at the entries to turbo roundabouts in Poland. The models contained in the HCM 2010 methodology were compared with the empirical values obtained for traffic capacity of the traffi...
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There are to two groups of turbo roundabouts used currently in Poland. The first group is turbo roundabouts with geometry and traffic organization designed following the model of Dutch turbo roundabouts with raised lane dividers. The other group is turbo roundabouts with traffic organization which entirely or partly corresponds to traffic organizat...
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One-lane roundabouts are popular mainly due to high traffic capacity and the opportunities for ensuring a high level of road traffic safety to the users. Furthermore, they have been very often used as an effective means of reducing the traffic. This paper presents the analysis of relationships of a one-lane roundabout on the main factors that deter...
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A considerable number of two-lane roundabouts is used in Poland today. Observations of the behaviour of drivers who drive through this type of intersections show that the lanes in the area of the intersection are not equally loaded. Drivers are more willing to use the right traffic lane at the roundabout's inlet, even if traffic intensity is consid...
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Adequate description of traffic in all intersections where traffic is not controlled by traffic lights is substantially affected by the adopted model of proportion of vehicles which move freely in traffic flow. The present study attempts to evaluate the proportion of vehicles moving freely in traffic flow depending on traffic volume and the effect...
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Based on the traffic model developed by the authors for the major part of the area of the future Silesia Metropolis (in Poland), the change directions of the public and individual transportation tendencies in the coming few decades are discussed in the paper. The model is relevant to ca. 85% of the analysed area (Silesia Metropolis). All of the twe...
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Individual groups of vehicles affect the conditions of traffic streams to different extent. For a given group of vehicles, this effect should be approached as a variable determined by some geometrical and traffic properties. This impact can be estimated by using one of the models used for the purpose. One of such models is a model based on comparis...
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The number of travels by a bicycle as a means of transportation in Poland in recent years, in spite of lack of a complex network of the bicycle tracks, has been systematically increasing. The growth of the number of people using a bicycle as a means of transportation is not accompanied by the growth of a proper infrastructure for cyclists or by any...
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The paper deals with the bicycle traffic issues on the roundabouts and their nearby areas. The fundamental elements of traffic management and infrastructure used in traffic regulation on the roundabouts have been presented. The authors present also the examples of typical settings of the bicycle paths. Amongst the conventional solutions some intere...
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The paper deals with the bicycle traffic issues on the roundabouts and their nearby areas. The bicycle traffic characteristics as well as pros and cons of a bicycle as a means of transportation with the current situation of cycling in Poland have been presented. The authors also presents the results of research on traffic safety of the cyclists on...
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A model of distribution of the time intervals between the vehicles on a roundabout envelope, that is applied to perform the calculations of the traffic conditions and the capacities of small roundabouts, has a significant impact on the accuracy of these calculations. In Poland such distribution is given by the exponential model and applied for calc...
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http://leidykla.vgtu.lt/conferences/transbaltica_2009/files/pdf/karon_103-108.pdf Some issues of modeling of public transport network on example of Upper-Silesian Agglomeration (in Poland) have been presented in this article. Methodology for projects of transport systems which are realized in Poland with UE financial resources were worked out in m...
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The follow-up time was investigated. The aim of this analysis was to create a formula that allows the follow-up time calculated using the most important external parameters. The studies were based on empirical data collected at small roundabouts localized on Upper Silesia. The follow-up time is the average time gap between two cars of the minor str...
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Base on measurements and movement analysis, movement model for smallroundabouts has been built. Model can be useful for minor roads capacity estimating. The gap acceptance problem for small roundabouts has been presented in this article. This is one of the burning issue in modelling traffic flow on small roundabouts. At roundabout,vehicle circle co...

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