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European RAMP metering project

Objective

EURAMP is a comprehensive, up-to-date, representative, collective European action focused on ramp metering control measures in European motorways in the aim of improving safety and increasing efficiency of traffic flow. Daily recurrent and non-recurrent congestions on European motorways lead to a substantial degradation of the expensive motorway infrastructure, reduced traffic safety and excessive environmental pollution. Ramp metering is the most direct and effective control measure towards an optimal, orderly and safe utilisation of the motorway infrastructure.

EURAMP comprises some of the most knowledgeable and experienced European actors in the area of ramp metering and motorway traffic control, as well as 5 representative sites (from 5 European countries) ranging from the European ramp metering pioneers (Ile-de-France, The Netherlands) to utter newcomers (Vienna). A description of related user needs and state of developments is a first limited-effort concern of EURAMP. A helpdesk providing advice and support to ramp metering sites will be continuously operated during the project's lifetime. Major innovation areas and end products of EURAMP are advanced network-wide approaches (including an interoperable software prototype) as well as various safety-critical issues and related implications of ramp metering; furthermore, isolated ramp metering as well as integration with adjacent signal control and further control measures are also addressed.

New and old developments will be implemented, comprehensively tested and cross-evaluated in EURAMP's sites so as to ensure the achievement of the above stated objectives and foster European competitiveness. A variety of dissemination and exploitation activities, including a 'Handbook of Ramp Metering', will ensure the lasting character of EURAMP efforts in establishing safe and efficient traffic conditions on European motorways.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

IBI GROUP (UK) LTD
Address
First Floor Suite 9, Orwell House, 50 High Street
RG17 0NE Hungerford, Berkshire
United Kingdom

Participants (17)

AUTOBAHNDIREKTION SUEDBAYERN
Germany
Address

80001 Muenchen
AYALON HIGHWAY COMPANY LTD
Israel
Address
Al Parshat Hadrachim Street
62990 Tel Aviv Yafo
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Petuelring 130
80788 Muenchen
DIRECTION REGIONALE DE L'EQUIPEMENT D'ILE - DE - FRANCE
France
Address
Rue Miollis 21
75015 Paris
DR. ELIA BEN SHABAT TRANSPORT TRAFFIC AND CONTROL ENGINEERING CO. LTD.
Israel
Address
135 Shderot Hanasi
34633 Haifa
IBI GROUP (HELLAS) A.E.
Greece
Address
13 Ithakis Street
15233 Halandri
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE
France
Address
2, Avenue Du General Malleret-joinville
94114 Arcueil
MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
Address
Plesmanweg 1-6
2500 EX Den Haag
MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
Address
Plesmanweg 1-6
2500 EX Den Haag
MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
Address
Plesmanweg 1-6
2500 EX Den Haag
NAPIER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
PHOENIX ISI INGENIERIE DES SYSTEMES D'INFORMATIONS
France
Address
2 Rue Du Centre Atria Marne La Vallee
93885 Noisy Le Grand
SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road
SO14 7LY Southampton
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Agiou Markou Str.
73132 Chania
TRANSVER GMBH
Germany
Address
Maximilianstrasse 45
80538 Muenchen
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
VERKEHRSZENTRALE HESSEN
Germany
Address
Westerbachstrasse 73-79
60489 Frankfurt/main