Multiple concentric gating traffic control in large-scale urban networks

Keyvan-Ekbatani, Mehdi, Yildirimoglu, Mehmet, Geroliminis, Nikolas and Papageorgiou, Markos (2015) Multiple concentric gating traffic control in large-scale urban networks. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 16 4: 2141-2154. doi:10.1109/TITS.2015.2399303


Author Keyvan-Ekbatani, Mehdi
Yildirimoglu, Mehmet
Geroliminis, Nikolas
Papageorgiou, Markos
Title Multiple concentric gating traffic control in large-scale urban networks
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1524-9050
1558-0016
Publication date 2015-08-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/TITS.2015.2399303
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 2141
End page 2154
Total pages 14
Place of publication Piscataway NJ, United States
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Language eng
Subject 2203 Automotive Engineering
2210 Mechanical Engineering
1706 Computer Science Applications
Abstract A new gating strategy for concentric cities based on the notion of the macroscopic or network fundamental diagram and the feedback-based gating concept is introduced and successfully tested. Different regions of large-scale urban networks may experience congestion at different levels and times during the peak period. In this paper, the zone, including the initial core of congestion, is considered as the first region, which has to be protected from congestion via gating; eventually, as the congestion continues to expand, the border of an extended network part becomes the second perimeter for gating control. Remarkable extensions while distributing the ordered controller flow to the gated traffic signals in case of low demand or occurrence of spillback are also considered. A greater part of the San Francisco urban network is used as test-bed within a microscopic simulation environment. Significant improvements in terms of network-wide mean speed and average delay per kilometer are obtained compared to the single perimeter gating and non-gating simulation scenarios.
Formatted abstract
A new gating strategy for concentric cities based on the notion of the macroscopic or network fundamental diagram and the feedback-based gating concept is introduced and successfully tested. Different regions of large-scale urban networks may experience congestion at different levels and times during the peak period. In this paper, the zone, including the initial core of congestion, is considered as the first region, which has to be protected from congestion via gating; eventually, as the congestion continues to expand, the border of an extended network part becomes the second perimeter for gating control. Remarkable extensions while distributing the ordered controller flow to the gated traffic signals in case of low demand or occurrence of spillback are also considered. A greater part of the San Francisco urban network is used as test-bed within a microscopic simulation environment. Significant improvements in terms of network-wide mean speed and average delay per kilometer are obtained compared to the single perimeter gating and non-gating simulation scenarios.
Keyword Engineering, Civil
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Transportation Science & Technology
Engineering
Transportation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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