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Review of road traffic control strategies

Papageorgiou, Markos; Diakaki, Christina; Dinopoulou, Vaya; Kotsialos, Apostolos; Wang, Yibing

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Markos Papageorgiou

Christina Diakaki

Vaya Dinopoulou

Apostolos Kotsialos

Yibing Wang


Traffic congestion in urban road and freeway networks leads to a strong degradation of the network infrastructure and accordingly reduced throughput, which can be countered via suitable control measures and strategies. After illustrating the main reasons for infrastructure deterioration due to traffic congestion, a comprehensive overview of proposed and implemented control strategies is provided for three areas: urban road networks, freeway networks, and route guidance. Selected application results, obtained from either simulation studies or field implementations, are briefly outlined to illustrate the impact of various control actions and strategies. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of future needs in this important technical area.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2003-12
Deposit Date May 27, 2008
Publicly Available Date May 27, 2008
Journal Proceedings of the IEEE
Print ISSN 0018-9219
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 91
Issue 12
Pages 2043-2067
Keywords Driver information, Freeway network control, Intelligent transportation systems, Ramp metering, Route guidance, Traffic signal control, Urban network control.
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