Identifying Optimum Intersection Lane Configuration and Signal Phasing Using Simplified CMA (Critical Movement Analysis)
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Webinar Title: Identifying Optimum Intersection Lane Configuration and Signal Phasing Using Simplified CMA (Critical Movement Analysis)
Webinar No: C02-204W
PDH Credit: 2
Presenter: Jeffrey W. Buckholz, PhD, PE, PTOE
Time: From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
This online engineering PDH live webinar presents an extremely useful intersection planning technique that every traffic engineer and transportation planner should know. Once the concepts behind this technique are mastered, the transportation professional can use the technique to identify the best lane configuration and signal phasing for even the most complex isolated intersections. Although the technique is “simplified”, dissemination of the technique is essential and is emphasized through worked examples.
SCMA is a planning-level analysis methodology that is simple enough to be performed by hand, and yet provides the analyst with an excellent feel for how a signalized intersection can be expected to perform under a given set of hourly traffic volumes. It is a great tool for analyzing intersections under future conditions, where traffic volumes may be approximate and where detailed signal timing information and traffic stream characteristics (such as percent trucks or the peak hour factor) may be unknown or known with little certainty.
This 2 PDH online live webinar is intended primarily for traffic engineers, transportations planners and other professionals who are interested in learning more about identifying optimum intersection lane configuration and signal phasing using simplified critical movement analysis (SCMA).
This PE continuing education live webinar is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Knowing the exact steps required to complete the analysis
- Understanding the advantages and limitations of this manual analysis technique
- Differentiating between conflicting & non-conflicting intersection movements
- Learning how to adjust right turn volumes to obtain effective per lane values
- Learning how to identify “defacto” lanes and account for their effect
- Learning how to treat shared left/thru lanes
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