Metering Strategies Applied to Signalized Networks

by Simon Peter Shepherd, Univ of Leeds, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference: Volume I: Advanced Technologies


This paper describes the development and adaptation of ramp metering strategies for use in signalized networks. The strategies were developed in simulation environment using the micro-simulation model NEMIS. The paper concentrates on the strategies for signalized arterials, producing real time control strategies which can deal with the problems of over-saturation and blocking-back. The basic philosophy behind the strategies is to formulate the problem as a regulator problem, regulating the average link densities to a prespecified level.

Subject Headings: Traffic models | Traffic signals | Control systems | Simulation models | Computer models | Urban development | Ramps (road)

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