Capacity (traffic)

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In transportation , the capacity C of a traffic route is defined as the maximum traffic flow of a traffic facility .

In relation to road traffic, the capacity is the number of vehicles that can pass through a section of road per period. The Research Association for Roads and Transport Systems defines capacity as the "greatest traffic volume that a traffic flow can achieve with given route and traffic conditions at the cross-section intended for it". In contrast to the performance of a traffic route, no statement is made about the speed at which the vehicles have reached.

Individual evidence

  1. Peter Schick: Influence of route control systems on the capacity of motorway sections and the stability of the traffic flow . In: Publications from the Institute for Roads and Transport . 2003, ISBN 3-9808218-4-6 , ISSN  0932-402X , p. 37 ( [PDF; 4.6 MB ; accessed on December 3, 2007]).