Modeling Operational Performance of Urban Roads with Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions

The goal of this project is to research and model operational performance of urban roads with heterogeneous traffic conditions to improve safety, reliability, and mobility of people and goods.

The objectives of the proposed project are:

  • to model and evaluate the influence of pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transportation system users (bus and light rail) on safety and mobility of people and goods on urban roads (multimodal perspective),
  • to collect data and comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of crosswalks, sidewalks, trails, greenways, on-street bicycle lanes, bus / light rail routes and stops / stations, and street network characteristics to enhance connectivity from a multimodal perspective, and,
  • to examine and compare travel time, travel time variations, and crashes on urban roads with homogeneous and heterogeneous traffic conditions.


Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
UNC Charlotte

Principal Investigator: 

Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Ph.D.

PI Contact Information: 

Director of IDEAS Center
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Tel. (W): +1 704 687 1233

Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization): 

U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology – $74,967

Total Project Cost: 


Agency ID or Contract Number: 



December 2017 to October 2020

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