|Author||Nayak, Minakshi Sheshadri|
|Researcher||Nayak, Minakshi Sheshadri|
|Educational Degree||Master of Technology (M.Tech.)|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering|
|Subject Keyword||Transportation Engineering|
|Abstract||The purpose of this study is to define Bicycle level of service (BLOS) for urban Indian context based on the mixed traffic flow condition and various road attributes. Video camera was employed to collect the data sets from two cities, Rourkela and Bhubaneswar of Odisha State, India. The collected data are used to calibrate the BLOS model developed by the Florida Department of Transportation to find the BLOS score of each road segment. Calibrated model coefficients appropriate in Indian context are determined using multivariate regression analysis. In order to define levels of service provided by urban on-street segments, BLOS scores are classified into six categories (A-F) using k-mean, HAC, Fuzzy c-means, Affinity Propagation (AP), Self Organizing Map (SOM) and GA-fuzzy clustering methods. These clustering methods show different BLOS ranges for service categories. However, to know the most appropriate clustering technique applicable in Indian context, Average Silhouette Width (ASW) is calculated for every clustering method. After a thorough investigation it is induced that K-mean clustering method is the most appropriate one to define BLOS categories. The defined BLOS score ranges in this study are observed to be higher than that witnessed by FDOT studies; implies the kind of service the bicyclist perceived in urban Indian context is inferior to that observed by FDOT. From all the factors that affect BLOS score, “effective width of outside through lane” affects the most. The study concludes that bicyclist travel, more often, at the poor quality of service of “D”, “E” and “F”, than good quality of service of “A”, “B” and “C”. This may be due to lack of proper attention by the planners and developers towards bicycle facilities in urban Indian context.|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Thesis|
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDL India is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading Indian languages. It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. The pilot project is devising a framework that is being scaled up with respect to content volume and diversity to serve all levels and disciplines of learners. It is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
NDL India is a conglomeration of freely available or institutionally contributed or donated or publisher managed contents. Almost all these contents are hosted and accessed from respective sources. The responsibility for authenticity, relevance, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of these contents rests with respective organization from where the contents are sourced and NDL India has no responsibility or liability for these. Every effort is made to keep the NDL India portal up and running smoothly. However, NDL India takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the portal being unavailable due to technical issues or otherwise.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), through its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), has sponsored and funded the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project.
For any issue or feedback, please write to email@example.com
COVID-19 Lockdown not to affect your study. Study through National Digital Library of India (NDLI).