Ramp metering in The Netherlands: An overview

Frans Middelham*, Henk Taale

*Corresponding author for this work

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Dynamic traffic management is an important part of the Dutch transport policy. All kinds of measures have been implemented and assessed on the motorway network, such as the motorway traffic management system with speed limits and queue tail warning, ramp metering, variable message signs, dedicated lanes, peak lanes, incident management, etc. In this paper the focus is on ramp metering, which is the management of traffic on an on-ramp, depending on the traffic conditions on the motorway and the on-ramp. The main purpose is the improvement of traffic conditions on the motorway, taking into account the conditions on the on-ramp and surface roads. History, principles, assessment studies and future plans are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreprints of the 11th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, CTS2006
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event11th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Aug 200631 Aug 2006


Conference11th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems
Abbreviated titleCTS2006


  • Assessment studies
  • Ramp metering
  • Traffic control


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