Queuing under perimeter control: Analysis and control strategy

M. Keyvan-Ekbatani, Rodrigo C. Carlson, Victor L. Knoop, Serge P. Hoogendoorn, Markos Papageorgiou

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Abstract

Many network-wide traffic management strategies based on the Macroscopic or Network Fundamental Diagram (NFD) have been developed in recent years. In this paper we investigate one of these strategies, namely feedback NFD-based perimeter control, which limits the rate at which vehicles are allowed to enter an urban region. The inflow limitation is imposed at selected main entry links (gated links) and results in queuing of vehicles at the boundaries of the network. Most of the works on this subject neglected the effect of the queued vehicles on the traffic conditions upstream of the gated links. In this paper we analyze in microsimulation the queuing at the gated links and its effect on network performance for a realistic network model. Moreover, a queue management strategy based on a continuous quadratic knapsack problem aiming at balancing relative queues at the gated links is proposed. Simulation results suggest that queues under perimeter control are shorter in space and time than with no perimeter control. Additionally, managing the queues at the gated links not only improves the overall network performance but also reduces the possibility of queue propagation to the upstream junctions. This improves traffic flow outside the protected network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1502-1507
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2016
EventITSC 2016: 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 1 Nov 20164 Dec 2016
Conference number: 19

Conference

ConferenceITSC 2016: 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Abbreviated titleITSC 2016
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period1/11/164/12/16

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