Mitigating urban motorway congestion and emissions via active traffic management

Li, D. ORCID: 0000-0003-0142-9290 and Lasenby, J., 2022. Mitigating urban motorway congestion and emissions via active traffic management. Research in Transportation Business and Management: 100789. ISSN 2210-5395

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Due to unavoidable expansion of car-ownership, traffic congestion and emissions in developing countries keep on increasing. Meanwhile, high construction costs and statutory restrictions hinder traditional road infrastructure expansion and improvement projects. Thus, exploring cost-effective traffic management solutions to relieve traffic congestion and emissions becomes one of the most significant challenges faced by transportation authorities, especially in developing countries. Active traffic management (ATM) systems that are environmentally sustainable and relatively low-cost are particularly advantageous. In this study, we develop an integrated ATM system to mitigate urban motorway congestion and emissions. The proposed system can be used directly with existing road facilities, which provides a cost-effective way for traffic management and decarbonization in developing countries. The simulation results show that the developed system can reduce travel time spent (TTS), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (NO2) by 7.5%, 21.1% and 10.7%, respectively.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Research in Transportation Business and Management
Creators: Li, D. and Lasenby, J.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 3 February 2022
ISSN: 2210-5395
S2210539522000104Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © 2022 the authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 10 May 2022 10:20
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 13:37

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