data for Saturation Flow Rate in UAE

Published: 18 June 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/b3mm2djkhy.1
Osama Elsahly


In order to determine the saturation flow rate at signalized intersections in the UAE, this research used data that was collected from two intersections in one of the major cities in UAE (Sharjah) by video cameras. Based on data for 154 cycles, The mean saturation flow rate for through lane, shared lane and left lane groups are 2104, 1904 and 1603 vehicles per hours, respectively. The results show that the saturation flow rate for through lanes is 2,104 vehicles per hour, which is higher than the ideal value suggested by HCM by about 11%. Therefore, using the value suggested by the HCM can underestimate the capacity of signalized intersections in the UAE.



American University of Sharjah College of Engineering


Traffic Engineering