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HCM stands for Highway Capacity Manual

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Level of service in the Highway Capacity Manual (2000) is defined as 'a quality measure describing operational conditions within a traffic stream, generally in terms of service measures such as speed and travel time, freedom to maneuver, traffic interruptions, comfort and convenience'.
Also, I would like to note that the article deals with average signal timings, whether for actuated or fixed-time signals (this is the presumption that the Highway Capacity Manual delay methodology makes), and thus is applicable in all settings, whether actuated or fixed time, urban or otherwise.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Need for a New Model The fourth edition of the Transportation Research Board's Highway Capacity Manual 2000 (HCM) represented the first attempt to offer a procedure model for analyzing LOS for shared-use paths on a large scale in the United States.