Journal article

Observing freeway ramp merging phenomena in congested traffic

Majid Sarvi, Masao Kuwahara, Avishai Ceder

Journal of Advanced Transportation | INST TRANSPORTATION | Published : 2007


This work conducts a comprehensive investigation of traffic behavior and characteristics during freeway ramp merging under congested traffic conditions. On the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway, traffic congestion frequently occurs at merging bottleneck sections, especially during heavy traffic demand. The Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway public corporation, generally applies different empirical strategies to increase the flow rate and decrease the accident rate at the merging sections. However, these strategies do not rely either on any behavioral characteristics of the merging traffic or on the geometric design of the merging segments. There have been only a few research publications concerned wi..

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