An Origin-Destination Demands-Based Multipath-Band Approach to Time-Varying Arterial Coordination
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2022

With the development of intelligent transportation technology, more and more traffic information can be obtained to enhance arterial coordination efficiency. A time-varying arterial coordination control program is proposed in this paper. By extracting Origin-Destination (OD) information from Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) data, an OD-based Multipath-Band method (MP-BAND) is developed to achieve the function of the program. The proposed method breaks vehicle routing at intersections, and treats one link as an analysis unit. The method can automatically select link paths for coordination, and multiple paths can be synchronized simultaneously according to the actual traffic condition. The overlap bandwidth is introduced to capture the connectivity between paths of adjacent intersections. The PM-BAND is formulated as a mixed-integer linear program, which can be solved by the standard branch-and-bound technique. Numerical tests are conducted to evaluate the performance of MP-BAND under different traffic conditions. The results have demonstrated that MP-BAND outperformed MULTIBAND and AM-BAND in various aspects. MP-BAND can improve network performance significantly almost in all scenarios. Moreover, the intersection efficiency was improved significantly, especially the efficiency of left-turning vehicles. Also, MP-BAND can well recognize major routes and improve traffic efficiency. Compared with Synchro, MP-BAND also had superiority when flow rate is not too high. Thus, MP-BAND has a much wider applicability, and can be treated as an optimization core to achieve time-varying arterial coordination.

Origin-destination demand

multiple paths

arterial signal coordination

overlap bandwidth.


Liang Xu

Beihang Hangzhou Innovation Institute

Jin Xu

Xiaobo Qu


Sheng Jin

Zhejiang University

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

1524-9050 (ISSN)

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