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Modelling Bicycle Infrastructure in SUMO

Grigoropoulos, Georgios and Lücken, Leonhard and Erdmann, Jakob and Kaths, Heather (2019) Modelling Bicycle Infrastructure in SUMO. In: EPiC Series in Computing, 62, pp. 187-198. EasyChair. SUMO Conference 2019, 13.-15.Mai 2019, Berlin, Deutschland. ISSN 2398-7340.

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Official URL: https://easychair.org/publications/paper/XLjS


Bicycle traffic is becoming an increasingly important part of urban traffic. Thus, the simulation and accurate representation of bicycle traffic in microscopic traffic simulation software is gaining importance. As bicycle traffic increases, dedicated bicycle infrastructure is designed to accommodate bicycle traffic. Especially at intersections, the design of intersection approaches follows specific rules and geometric limitations as defined by official design guidelines used in different countries across the world. However, when special environmental factors that affect the intersection layout, such as available space or gradient are not considered, specific standard forms of intersection approaches can be determined based on the number of traffic lanes, the traffic signal control and in the case of this study, the availability as well as the type of dedicated bicycle infrastructure. Categories with available bicycle infrastructure include the cases of bicycle lanes or advisory cycle lanes with advance stop lines for direct left turning bicyclists, the bicycle lanes or advisory bicycle lanes with bicycle boxes and bicycle lanes or bicycle paths with advanced stop lines and a stop area downstream for facilitating an indirect left turn or a two-stage (left) turn of bicyclists. The simulation of such bicycle infrastructure is not natively supported in microscopic traffic simulation software and is mostly only possible through intuitive adjustment of existing network design elements. In this paper, fictional intersections with special bicycle infrastructure are modelled in SUMO. Bicycle traffic data is collected at intersections in Germany with different types of bicycle infrastructure. The collected bicycle traffic data is then used to evaluate the intersection models. Specific recommendations for modelling bicycle infrastructure at intersection approaches in SUMO are provided, and limitations of the proposed methodologies and software limitations are discussed. Results show that the developed solutions can be used to model the bicycle traffic behavior with a reasonable degree of accuracy only for simulation scenarios and traffic situations unaffected by the identified software limitations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/128819/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Modelling Bicycle Infrastructure in SUMO
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Grigoropoulos, Georgiosgeorge.grigoropoulos (at) tum.deUNSPECIFIED
Lücken, LeonhardLeonhard.Luecken (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6103-6531
Erdmann, JakobJakob.Erdmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kaths, HeatherHeather.Kaths (at) tum.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2019
Journal or Publication Title:EPiC Series in Computing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 187-198
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Behrisch, Michaelmichael.behrisch@dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bieker-Walz, Lauralaura.bieker@dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hilbrich, Robertrobert.hilbrich@dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Weber, Melaniemelanie.weber@dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Series Name:EPiC Series in Computing
Keywords:Bicycle Infrastructure Modelling, Bicycle Traffic Simulation, SUMO
Event Title:SUMO Conference 2019
Event Location:Berlin, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-15.Mai 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Energie und Verkehr
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
Deposited By: Erdmann, Jakob
Deposited On:11 Sep 2019 09:13
Last Modified:11 Sep 2019 09:13

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