Motorway ATM Efficiencies – Hard Shoulders, Reversible Lanes, Ramp Reversal

This paper looks at possible methods to increase capacity on existing motorways by utilizing available shoulder space and/or reversing traffic lanes during peak hours, and also reversing on/off current motorway ramp configurations (moving to a system of off/on instead of on/off). This procedure results in capacity gains of 40-50% without widening the motorway, just using the space available in a more efficient manner, and utilizing intelligent transportation system (ITS) and “Smart” techniques to help make it happen. The purpose of the paper is to more fully explore existing and proposed Hard Shoulder and ITS or Active Traffic Management (ATM) techniques in the UK, Europe, and the US, and to help determine cost effective methods to adding capacity to existing motorways.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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  • Accession Number: 01149264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 27 2010 2:11PM