DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS TO IDENTIFY THE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS OF THE EXISTING NETWORK AND APPLICATION OF SOFTWARE FOR SOLUTION PROPOSALS, A CASE STUDY
- 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of St. Kliment Ohridski, Bitola, Macedonia
The development of information technologies are taking part in all spheres of human lives. In the traffic engineering shows a big need for application of advanced computing tools.
Softwares for traffic analysis except that allow precise, visual and multifactor analysis of the imagined or proposed traffic solutions, they save time and money as opposed to the site testing. For proper development of the traffic, it is needed detailed and comprehensive planning of the process that will contribute to improving the traffic infrastructure.
One of the crucial steps before using any software for traffic analysis is the collection of data with purpouse to establish the relevant traffic loads for the examined area. Namely, to get the real realistic picture of the traffic situation, it is necesarry recording the traffic to get daily, monthly and annual imbalance on traffic intensity in the investigated location. From the data obtained, the software will use the relevant data that realistically reflect the traffic situation.
In the present work will be shown simulation of the most critical crossroads in the town of Gostivar in the two versions of existing and newly-condition situation using the software tool PTV VISSIM 7. Here will be analysed the most important parameters of the current traffic flow – the time losts in order to indicate the need of change the way of the traffic management of this intersection.