Passenger Car Equivalent Value for Commercial Vehicles: A New Approach

Authors

  • Efstathios Bouhouras
    Affiliation

    Laboratory of Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering and Highway Engineering, Department of Transportation and Hydraulic Engineering, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, P. O. B. 54124, Greece

  • Socrates Basbas
    Affiliation

    Laboratory of Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering and Highway Engineering, Department of Transportation and Hydraulic Engineering, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, P. O. B. 54124, Greece

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.15439

Abstract

Within the framework of the present paper an attempt has been made to develop a methodology for the calculation of a Passenger Car Equivalent (PCE) factor in order to express the number of commercial vehicles in the equivalent number of passenger cars. The methodology is based on the Highway Capacity Manual, the examination of the international literature and an extended field survey. The research area is the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece and specifically 27 at-grade, signalized intersections which were examined. The field survey was performed during two time-periods in order a comparison to be possible.

Keywords:

Passenger Car Equivalent, Highway Capacity Manual, methodology, Thessaloniki

Published Online

2021-06-07

How to Cite

Bouhouras, E., Basbas, S. (2021) “Passenger Car Equivalent Value for Commercial Vehicles: A New Approach”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.15439

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