EN ROUTE TO DYNAMIC TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN THE NETHERLANDS

In the Netherlands, an extensive traffic management program has been developed for the primary road network in response to growing congestion in the Randstad metropolitan area. The goal of this traffic management program is to institute dynamic traffic management by the year 2000 and thereby optimize use of the existing road infrastructure. For drivers, dynamic traffic management will result in smoother traffic flow, greater reliability, and improved safety, as well as better information and guidance. The Dutch traffic management program distinguishes between measures for the primary road network surrounding the four major urban areas--Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht--and the main corridors between Randstad and Germany/Belgium. The traffic management program consists of executive and supportive initiatives. The executive initiatives include: 1) guidance measures; 2) information provision measures; and 3) incident measures. The supportive initiatives include: 1) development of a dynamic traffic management vision; 2) technological research and development of systems; 3) organizational measures; and 4) creating support. Implementation of the traffic management program will result in estimated savings of 400 million guilders on congestion costs to the year 2000, which were estimated at 1.4 billion guilders in 1994. It will also reduce the number of lost vehicle hours by 20 to 25 percent and the number of accidents in comparison with the original program.

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    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • Lohman, T
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 351

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 1996 12:00AM