"Maximum trigger based network wide traffic management"

Maximum trigger based network wide traffic management

Paul van Koningsbruggen1*, Luc Wismans2,3, Edwin Mein1, Henri Palm4, Nico van Beugen5.
1. Technolution, The Netherlands, paul.van.koningsbruggen@technolution.nl
2. Goudappel Coffeng BV, The Netherlands, lwismans@goudappel.nl
3. University of Twente, The Netherlands
4. DAT.Mobility, The Netherlands
5. Municipality of Deventer, The Netherlands

The ultimate goal of traffic management is real time facilitating an efficient use of the available road
capacity in which efficiency can be defined in multiple ways depending on (a combination of) policy
objectives (e.g. maximizing throughput, minimizing emissions and minimizing accidents). To be able
to reach this goal, service providers need to collaborate and (traffic management) measures should be
deployed in coordination with minimum labour of road operators, pro-active and on a network wide
(urban and non-urban) scale. Next to the instrumental steps which already have been taken, this
requires complete and consistent knowledge of the current state, knowledge of future states and
knowledge of effective intervention with measures (e.g. redirecting, metering or increasing outflow).
The approach from the road authority perspective is the implementation of maximum trigger based
network wide traffic management presented in this paper, providing the basis for collaboration with
private mobility service providers as well.

Network Management, Short term prediction, Traffic control