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EURAMP (European Ramp Metering Project). Deliverable 6.3: Evaluation results.

Bielefeldt, Christiane, Ben Shabat, E, Condie, Helen, Rotem, A, Haj-Salem, H, Ramananjaona, C, Middelham, F and Ernhofer, O (2007) EURAMP (European Ramp Metering Project). Deliverable 6.3: Evaluation results. Project Report. EURAMP, Edinburgh.

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This deliverable presents the Evaluation Results for the demonstration of [motorway] ramp metering strategies in EURAMP.

Demonstrations were conducted in Munich, Utrecht, Paris and Tel Aviv with a range of different ramp metering algortithms and strategies.

The impact and socio-economic assessment showed that ramp metering could improve travel times and benefits over the No Control base case in Paris and Tel Aviv, while in Utrecht ramp delays outweighed the time advantages achieved on the motorway. In all cases, where benefits could be achieved, they led to very high cost-benefit ratios of uo to 10.3.

From the various control strategies used, the Coordinated Strategy showed the best results. [In] a comparison bewteen the 1 car-per-green and the 2 car-per-green metering strategy used in Utrecht, 2 cars-per-green showed the better results in four out of five cases.

The safety assessment could not show an accident reduction in Utrecht, while the risk analysis carried out by INRETS showed a significant improvement.

User acceptance was high for both operators and the general public.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
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Additional Information: Contract start date: 1-3-2004 Contract due date: 31-05-2007
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ramp metering; Motorway access; Traffic control; Field trials; Assessment;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 625 Engineering of railroads & roads
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 1989
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 11:23
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2009 14:13
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1989

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