Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M.

Center

DEN / Denmark Project Center

Abstract

Due to the large number of cyclists in Copenhagen, bicycle traffic congestion has recently become a significant problem. By modeling currently congested intersections in Copenhagen and interviewing experts, we evaluated strategies to reduce congestion along with the social implications of implementing those strategies. Each strategy we tested had different effects on the resulting traffic behavior, each with respective pros and cons. Based on our data, we found that altering the traffic light cycles and increasing the bicycle lane widths were the most effective strategies, although we concluded that changing traffic light timings was the most viable. Implementing these strategies will reduce traffic congestion at intersections throughout Copenhagen and allow traffic to flow more smoothly.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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