The Effects of Bike Boxes on the Traffic Performance at Signalized Intersections in Yogyakarta City

Prima J. Romadhona, Aisyah N. Jannah, Gilang Ramadhan, Putu A.H. Winata


A bike box is an area at the head of a traffic lane at a signalized intersection that is designated for cyclists. It does not only provide safety and priority for cyclists, but it also influences the delay time and the queue length, which affect the traffic performance of an intersection. This study aims to analyze the effects of bike boxes at Senopati Intersection and Pojok Benteng Wetan Intersection in the city of Yogyakarta. The primary data that was collected for the study included traffic volume, vehicle speed, driving behavior, traffic signal, and intersection geometrics. Also, secondary data was taken, such as the image of the intersections from Google Earth Software. This research used a quantitative method with statistical techniques for data analysis using Microsoft Excel 2016 and VISSIM Software to simulate the intersections in three conditions: non-orderly bike boxes, orderly bike boxes, and without bike boxes. The results were Panembahan Senopati Intersection had the lowest delay time in a condition without a bike box and had the shortest queue length in a non-orderly bike box condition, while Pojok Benteng Wetan Intersection had the lowest delay time in an orderly bike box condition and had the shortest queue length in a condition without bike box. The level of intersections service for Panembahan Senopati Intersection and Pojok Benteng Wetan were in D and F, respectively. Further research is needed to learn about other factors that may cause a variation in intersections' performance.


Bike boxes; signalized intersections; VISSIM software.

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