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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.

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Participants (17)

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AUTOBAHNDIREKTION SUEDBAYERN

Germany

AYALON HIGHWAY COMPANY LTD

Israel

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

DIRECTION REGIONALE DE L'EQUIPEMENT D'ILE - DE - FRANCE

France

DR. ELIA BEN SHABAT TRANSPORT TRAFFIC AND CONTROL ENGINEERING CO. LTD.

Israel

IBI GROUP (HELLAS) A.E.

Greece

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE

France

MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT

Netherlands

MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT

Netherlands

MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT

Netherlands

NAPIER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

PHOENIX ISI INGENIERIE DES SYSTEMES D'INFORMATIONS

France

SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Greece

TRANSVER GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

VERKEHRSZENTRALE HESSEN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507645

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 834 712

  • EU contribution

    € 2 005 557

Coordinated by:

IBI GROUP (UK) LTD

United Kingdom