This paper, presented to the 1979 Annual Meeting of the Scottish Branch of the Institution of Municipal Engineers at Hamilton, describes the form and development of a number of Glasgow traffic control systems, indicating the benefits from their installation. A postscript is added giving an outline of the recently chosen centralised computer motorway traffic control system. The author compares the performance of fixed time operation systems, and vehicle actuated systems. Substantially reduced journey times, and reduced accidents were obtained by area traffic control. Experience showed no additional benefits from the use of vehicle responsive systems and TRANSYT has been adopted as the basis for the Glasgow systems. Methods of data collection are reviewed as part of a feasibility study to determine the nature and extent of a centrally integrated control system for Glasgow. Interim motorway control systems, motorway surveillance systems also form part of the study. The author also discusses corridor control and reviews current computer control equipment. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mowatt, A
    • LUMSDON, L
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00323156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM