Geïntegreerd mobiliteits- en verkeersmanagement: strategie ontwikkeling en evenwichten in regionale verkeersnetwerken met meerdere beslissers. (Traffic)

Transport management in developed metropolitan or regional areas is a highly complex task as multiple strategies, actors and goals coexist in a highly sensitive and stochastic system.

First of all, one has to decide where to build roads and/or where to add or reduce capacity of existing links or nodes in the network.  Without dynamic traffic management large parts of this network become virtually inaccessible or are used inefficiently.  Dynamic traffic management is often not effective enough to manage daily demand patterns.  Travel demand management (e.g. tolls or parking fees) should therefore modulate demand.

Capacity control, travel demand management and dynamic traffic management are to be considered complementary baseline and fine tuning controls that aim at triggering desirable use patterns of travelers with manageable overall demand levels on all transport modes and at any time of day.

The goal of this interdisciplinary project is to develop integrated control strategies that align multiple control measures in a regional or metropolitan network so that users exhibit desired collective travel patterns under variable traffic conditions.

 

More information about the project can be found at http://www.kuleuven.be/onderzoek/onderzoeksdatabank/project/3E11/3E110326

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