Vehicles' CO2Emissions by Intersection Types
교차로 형태에 따른 차량 당 탄소가스 배출량 비교

Da-Ye Kim, Heung-Un Oh
2013 International Journal of Highway Engineering  
PURPOSES : The present paper is to compare vehicles CO 2 emissions in roundabouts and signalized intersections. METHODS : The present paper uses the SIDRA software with variables of traffic and road conditions. RESULTS : The results of the study are as follows : First, when entering traffic volumes are more than 1600pcph, vehicle s CO 2 emissions in roundabouts are lower than those of signalized intersections regardless of the left turn ratio. Second, When entering traffic volumes are more than
more » ... 2800pcph, vehicles s CO 2 emissions in 2-lane approaches are lower than those of 1-lane approaches in signalized intersection. Third, when entering traffic volumes are more than 1600pcph, vehicle s CO 2 emissions of CASE B are lowest. (CASE B is the condition with one exclusive left-turn lane and one exclusive straight lane and one shared straight lane with right-turn.) Also, CASE A is the condition that vehicle s CO 2 emissions in roundabouts are lower than those of signalized intersections between 1600pcph and 3600pcph. (CASE A is the condition with one exclusive left-turn lane and one shared straight lane with right-turn.) But, when entering traffic volumes are more than 4000pcph, vehicle s CO 2 emissions in signalized intersections is lower than those of roundabouts. CONCLUSIONS : It may be concluded that vehicle s CO 2 emissions on roundabouts are much lower than those of signalized intersections, especially, when entering traffics volumes are between 1600pcph and 3600pcph in 1-lane or 2-lane approaches.
doi:10.7855/ijhe.2013.15.5.123 fatcat:bwusfp2gdrcqzivmvnnkxaptjy