Directed and diffusive contributions to urban traffic flow patterns
gedas Deutschland GmbH - Carnotstrasse 4, 10587 Berlin,
Accepted: 18 August 2003
As a result of an extensive field trial in Frankfurt/Main, the urban traffic pattern is represented by a distribution of local entropy variables. This letter aims at reproducing this distribution by use of two arguments —a geometrical and a hierarchical one. A characteristic scaling relation for urban traffic is derived.
PACS: 89.40.-a – Transportation / 89.65.Lm – Urban planning and construction
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