For a project in another class, I had to observe the transportation flow a three streets: George Street, Neilson Street and and French Street.

GEORGE STREET

George Street is a long street that intersects with multiple streets. For this traffic flow analysis, I will focus only on three interceptions. The interceptions that I will be referring to are: Lincoln highway, Church Street, and Paterson Street. At each intersection, there is a traffic light used to control the flow of traffic and assure the safety of the pedestrians. Around the sidewalks, there are different signs that help control the traffic flow. These signs specify the allowable speed through this area, where to make a stop and in what direction one is allow to turn. Although George Street is considered narrower than regular two lanes streets, the traffic flow through this area is fast. The amount of cars that passes through these interceptions is quite amazing. I conducted a small experiment that helped me conclude this. My experiment consisted of counting how many cars would circulate through George Street on a ten minutes interval per interception. The obtained information is summarized in table 1.1 .As it can be seen on table 1.1, the traffic flow through these interception varies but it is noticeable that the cars follow a fast pace.

Table 1.1

Interceptions Amount of cars (10 minutes interval)
George street-Lincoln highway 55
George street-Church street 42
George street-Paterson street 35
Total 127

 

NEILSON STREET

Neilson Street has multiple intersections with different streets. However, I will only be focusing on the next interceptions: Lincoln highway, Paterson Street and Bayard Street. Between these interceptions there are only two traffic lights. These traffic lights are between Lincoln highway and Bayard Street. The traffic lights between these interceptions slow the traffic down .The overall traffic flow of Neilson Street is moderated. In Table 1.3, the traffic flow data collected by me is displayed. The traffic flow through this street varies per interception. The traffic flow between Neilson and Lincoln highway is moderated as cars circulate at a medium rate. In the case of Neilson and Paterson Street, the traffic flow is really slow. It would take an average of 6 minutes to see a car on this interception. The interception between Neilson and Bayard Street is moderated as well. The cars flow at an intermediate rate.

Interceptions Amount of cars (10 minutes interval)
Neilson –Lincoln Highway 30
Neilson-Paterson Street 8
Neilson-Bayard Street 26
Total 64

FRENCH STREET

French Street experiences a high volume of traffic every day. Its interception with Lincoln highway and its wideness makes French Street an efficient route for people to travel. In order to demonstrate this, I picked three interceptions. These interceptions are: Lincoln highway, Suydam Street and Jersey Avenue. The data collected is display in table 1.5. As it can be appreciated in table 1.5, the traffic flow between French Street and Lincoln highway is really fast. A really similar situation can be seen at the interception with Suydam Street.  The only difference is that there is traffic when French Street crosses with Suydam Street. The traffic flow is slower when French Street intercepts with Jersey Avenue. The traffic flow at this interception is moderated. There is a traffic light there that makes the traffic flow at a lower rate.

Interceptions Amount of cars (10 minutes interval)
French Street-Lincoln highway 70
French Street-Suydam Street 55
French Street-Jersey Avenue 30
Total 155

 

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