[NTC2014-SU-R-19] Quantifying the Effects of Manual Traffic Control on Evacuation CorridorsP.I.: 

Brian Wolshon

Louisiana State University





Project Report: 

 NTC 2014 Information Form_Principal Investigator_Brian Wolshon_September 2014.pdf

 NTC 2015 Information Form_Principal Investigator_Brian Wolshon_corridors_March 2015.pdf

 NTC 2015 Information Form_Principal Investigator_Brian Wolshon_September 2015.pdf

 NTC2014-SU-R-19 Brian Wolshon.pdf

Subject Area: 

Basic Research



The goal of this research is to quantify the effect of manual traffic control on evacuation corridor operations and to develop a quantitative model able to describe the behavior of police officers directing traffic for special events and emergencies. To achieve this goal, the research seeks to observe police traffic control procedures based on field observations of officers directing traffic during special events. This also required a quantitative analysis to understand and potentially find ways to improve evacuation corridor management techniques during emergencies and planned special events.