Improvement of the West road corridor for accessing to the New Hospital of Lucca (Italy)

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Abstract

This paper presents results of the study of a road corridor in the historical city of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. The corridor is about 1.5 km with seven different intersections along the corridor, including signalised and two-way stop controlled intersections and roundabouts. SIDRA INTERSECTION network model was used to analyse two scenarios; namely, the "Present situation" and the "Design situation" to verify the effectiveness of some proposed intersection improvements. The network model results strongly supported the design proposal of improving the West corridor for accessing the new hospital of Lucca. The analyses showed that significant improvements could be made to traffic performance in the road corridor in general, including environmental benefits in terms of reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

Reference

NICOLI, F., PRATELLI, A. and AKÇELIK, R. (2015). Improvement of the West road corridor for accessing to the New Hospital of Lucca (Italy). Presentation at the 21st International Conference of Urban transport and the Environment (URBAN TRANSPORT 2015), Valencia, Spain, Jun 2015.