The HCM2010 incorporates more than $5 million of funded research that has occurred since publication of the HCM2000. This latest edition will significantly update how engineers and planners assess the traffic and environmental effects of highway projects:
• It is the first HCM to provide an integrated multimodal approach to the analysis and evaluation of urban streets from the points of view of automobile drivers, transit passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians;
• It is the first to address the proper application of micro-simulation analysis and the evaluation of those results;
• It is the first to discuss active traffic management in relation to both demand and capacity; and
• It is the first to provide specific tools and generalized service volume tables, to assist planners in quickly sizing future facilities.
The HCM 2010 has been split into four volumes:
Volume 1 - Concepts;
Volume 2 - Uninterrupted Flow;
Volume 3 - Interrupted Flow; and
Volume 4 - Applications Guide (electronic only)
This four-volume format was developed to provide information at several levels of detail, to help HCM users more easily apply and understand the concepts, methodologies, and potential applications presented in the manual.