Operational design guidelines for HOV lanes on arterial roadways ncluding planning strategies and supporting measures

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Published by Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Municipal/Provincial HOV/TDM Committee, Demand Management and Forecasting Office in [Downsview, Ont.] .

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Other titlesOperational design guidelines for high occupancy vehicle lanes on arterial roadways
StatementMcCormick Rankin.
ContributionsMcCormick, Rankin & Associates., Ontario. Ministry of Transportation. Municipal/Provincial HOV/TDM committee .
LC ClassificationsHE336.B8 O64 1994
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Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
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Operational design guidelines for hov lanes on arterial roadways including planning strategies and supporting measures municipal/provincial hov/tdm committee demand management and forecasting office ministry of transportation of ontario mccormick rankin november Cross Sections of High-Occupancy-Vehicle The state of the practice related to the design of cross sections for high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes on freeways and arterial streets is summarized.

The summary is based on several documents, includ­ The AASHTO HOV design guidelines (2) were published in File Size: KB. The safety of arterial and freeway HOV roadway and lane treatments is very important. Unfortunately, the research on this subject has been focused on freeway HOV lanes, and the results of these studies have only a limited applicability to the safety of HOV priority treatments on arterial roadways.

Operational Design Guidelines for HOV Lanes in Arterial Roadways, November Predicting HOV Lane Demand, August Use of Videotape in HOV Lane Surveillance and Enforcement, March Operational Design Guidelines For High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes On Arterial Roadways, Including Planning Strategies And Supporting Measures.


bus lanes, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes, as well as bus-only roads within street and freeway environments. It also covers streetcars and LRT running in mixed traffic and transit lanes, and within medians along arterial roadways. These guidelines are based on a review of relevant AASHTO, TRB, and ITE documents.

Operational Design Guidelines For High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes On Arterial Roadways, Including Planning Strategies And Supporting Measures Published Date: Design guidelines for HOV lanes have evolved based on various operational strategies and practices.

AASHTO's Guide for High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Facilities suggests methods and designs for dedicated facilities and preferential treatments to encourage greater use of HOVs on existing transportation systems.

More recently, design and operational guidelines for various types of HOV reversible configura- tions on controlled and uncontrolled access were proposed by AASHTO (Guide for the Design ). The AASHTO guide also provided design recommendations for median crossovers and cross-section configurations for contraflow lanes on arterial.

FHWA’s National Guidance and Resources for HOV/HOT Lanes By: Greg Jones FHWA Resource Center. Managed Lanes the number of toll -free non-HOV lanes, excluding auxiliary lanes, before construction.

• HOV/Managed Lane Design & Operations – Greg Jones, – @e Size: 1MB. Chapter High-Occupancy Vehicle Facilities WSDOT Design Manual M Page July (3) Freeway Operational Alternatives.

For an HOV lane on a limited access facility, consider the following operational alternatives: • Inside (desirable) or outside HOV lane • File Size: KB. In addition, the incorporation of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes is now common practice on many urban freeways.

Lower-cost design solutions have in many cases resulted in the conversion of an existing full-width (foot) shoulder to a designated HOV lane. High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes are travel lanes designated solely for non-single occupancy vehicle (SOV) automobiles (such as 2 or more people/vehicle) and transit vehicles.

Free-flow highway lanes can be designated HOV lanes during certain hours of the day (peak periods) or designated HOV lanes for all hours of the day. HOV lanes encourageFile Size: KB. All arterial facilities reviewed in this synthesis were adaptations of existing nonreversible roadways to permit reversible flow using various design and traffic control measures.

A rare exception was represented by Tyvola Road in Charlotte, which was conceived at the outset as a reversible facility.

Most HOV lanes on arterials are bus-only lanes in downtown areas. The increasing congestion in urban areas makes it clear that arterial HOV lanes should continue to be actively considered. Section presents guidelines for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on arterials, including passenger.

HOV lanes. HOV direct access connections. Interchange Design. (1) General. All freeway exits and entrances, except HOV direct access connections, are to connect on the right of through traffic.

Variations from this will be considered only for special conditions. High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes - by State State HOV Type Length (miles) Average Density for all Lanes (Vehicles per lane per hour) Total Travel (Vehicle Miles of Travel - VMT) Arizona 2 11, 1 91, 2 38,File Size: 16KB.

ULS superelevation criteria. The design vehicle, a WB as shown in AASHTO Green book Figureshould be able to operate through the DDI at 20 mph and make all turning movements to and from the ramps. A vehicle classification count should be done to determine the vehicle composition in the area and AutoTurn should be used to make sure.

The use of periodic, short-term passing lanes is known in Texas as a “Super 2” design. The passing lanes may be alternating or side-by-side, but they are placed at regular intervals. Passing lanes are often constructed on two-lane roadways to improve overall traffic operations by breaking up traffic platoons and.

HOV Lanes. HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes decrease driving times, reduce stress and improve the region's air quality. How. The system is designated for carpools, vanpools, and transit buses — all ways of travel that reduce single-occupant vehicles on our busy roads. facilities lacked some of the fundamental design and operational characteristics common to successful HOV lanes and local users deemed the lanes wasteful (1,2,3).

In Salt Lake City, MayUDOT completed the Interstate 15’s (I) reconstruction. With that reconstruction was incorporated 16 miles of High-Occupancy -Vehicle (HOV) lanes.

The. T:\website\The Influence of Lane Widths on Safety and Capacity w According to the AASHTO Green Book, for rural and urban arterials, lane widths may vary from 10 to 12 feet. It goes on to say that foot lanes should be used where practical on File Size: KB. High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes are available across thousands of miles in 20 states.

1 Aiming to move people more efficiently, HOV lanes require that vehicles have a minimum number of occupants during peak traffic hours. Some HOV lanes have continuous regulations and may exempt certain vehicle types from the occupancy requirements.

2 Often referred to as "carpool lanes," HOV lanes are open. A managed lane is a type of highway lane that is operated with a management scheme, such as lane use restrictions or variable tolling, to optimize traffic flow, vehicle throughput, or tions and goals vary among transport agencies, but managed lanes are generally implemented to achieve an improved operational condition on a highway, such as improving traffic speed and throughput.

the HOV lanes. Transit Operations Bus operating speeds have more than doubled since the opening of the HOV lanes on IH, IHE North, and IHE South during the AM and PM peak hours.

DART’s bus operating costs have been reduced by approximately $, per year since the implementation of HOV lanes. Cost-Effectiveness. Illinois RURAL TWO-LANE/MULTILANE STATE HIGHWAYS October HARD COPIES UNCONTROLLED Truck-climbing lanes are one type of passing lane used on steep grades to provide passenger cars with an opportunity to pass slow-moving vehicles.

The warrant and design criteria for truck-climbing lanes are discussed in Chapter HOV lanes are only a success when the goal is to build more highway lanes.

Why does Caltrans support carpool lanes. To quote Albert Yee, Caltrans chief of highway operations in the Bay Area: "Carpool lanes make it much easier to get environmental clearance" for road projects. design guidelines for passing lanes on two-lane roadways (super 2) The use of periodic, short-term passing lanes is known in Texas as a "Super 2" design.

The passing lanes may be alternating or side-by-side, but they are placed at regular intervals. Managed lanes and ramp metering facilities are to be developed in response to, and consistent with, the various state and federal laws currently guiding transportation improvements on Nevada’s roadway system, including the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapterthe most.

Ontario has HOV lanes on Highways,and the find them, look for: HOV signs marking the far left lane.; Markers painted on the road, including diamond markers and a striped buffer zone that separates the HOV lane from other lanes.; Find the locations of HOV lanes on the interactive map.

Using HOV lanes. You can use an HOV lane if you have at least two people (including. Influence of HOV Lane Access on HOV Lane Utilization Kevin Lipnicky1 and Mark Burris2 Abstract: High-occupancy vehicle HOV lanes are employed in many cities as a traffic congestion mitigation technique.

These lanes are intended to provide a travel time benefit to carpools and buses, providing an incentive to choose those modes. Public policy currently promotes high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes and discourages construction of general-purpose lanes.

HOV lanes supposedly reduce congestion and harmful emissions because they encourage ridesharing and transit use. Just add a few passengers, and you can be rewarded with a fast, pleasant drive to work.

Utah Code §a implements a cap on the number of Clean Vehicle Passes that can be issued. The cap is one of several measures used to ensure that travel speeds in the Express Lanes meet state and federal operational goals and standards. The current cap is 6, As of Decemthere are: 2, – Passes Issued.

A high-occupancy vehicle lane (also known as an HOV lane, carpool lane, diamond lane, 2+ lane, and transit lane or T2 or T3 lanes) is a restricted traffic lane reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers, including carpools, vanpools, and transit buses.

These restrictions may be only imposed during peak travel times or may apply at all times. A current project expands on that research to develop design guidelines for passing lanes on two-lane highways with higher volumes. The project investigates the effects of volume, terrain, and.

The recommended minimum lengths for acceleration lanes presented in the edition of AASHTO's A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book) are conservative and, under. Road Engineering Design Guidelines Version Lane Widths June City of Toronto Page | 5.

Design Controls. The following design controls should be used to determine lane widths. Assumptions taken into consideration for each design control are described below. The impact of design controls is shown in Table A. HOV lanes. The master agreement with the Washington State Depart-ment of Transportation (WSDOT) divided the ramps into four Regional and an analysis of the different possible design and operational ap-proaches is the next step.

The process used to select the preferred Chapter Planning and Design Considerations. The Nevada Department of Transportation has updated the Southern Nevada High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Plan.

The purpose was to update the previous plan (completed in ) based on the current conditions in Southern Nevada, including recently completed projects and Project NEON, and use the most recent analysis tools. Carpooling and Congestion Pricing: HOV and HOT Lanes Hideo Konishiy Se-il Munz Abstract It is often argued in the US that HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes are wasteful and should be converted to HOT (high occupancy vehicles and toll lanes).

In this paper, we construct a simple model of commuters using a highway with multiple lanes. Transportation Access Management Guidelines for the City of Tucson. Page. 4. Introduction. In response to the need for more consistent and effective access management policies within metropolitan areas, various information has been compiled from many sources in the preparation of Access Management Guidelines for the City of Tucson.

These File Size: KB.High-Occupancy Vehicle Lanes. High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes are one or more lanes of a roadway that have restrictions on use to encourage ridesharing and can reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Rules for HOV lanes vary and are usually posted. Typically, HOV lanes are open to motor vehicles carrying two or more people, and sometimes access.During HOV hours, any vehicle that has the designated number of people (HOV-2 or 3) can use the HOV lanes.

During all other times, they are open to all vehicles, except when the I/ and I/ reversible lanes are closed. Note that the I express lanes inside the Beltway require all HOV-2+ vehicles to have an E-ZPass Flex switched to.

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