Manzo, Vincent Joseph
Mathews, Lauren M.
Bicycle Innovation Lab
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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