Review of Ramp Metering Methodologies for Urban Expressway

  • Songxue GaiEmail author
  • Xiaoqing ZengEmail author
  • Chaoyang Wu
  • Jifei Zhan
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 127)


Ramp metering is a viable, reliable and effective strategy which maintains urban expressways in optimum status. Various forms of applications and researches on ramp metering are studied systematically by literature analysis of various countries. It can be classified into different categories according to different control objects, tasks and methods. In view of the history of ramp metering development, a review and analysis is made for the essential urban expressway ramp metering methodologies and their advantages and disadvantages in this paper, which is based on two aspects: isolated ramp metering and coordinated ramp metering. And also some perspectives on the development of ramp metering research are brought up in order to propose the tendency of further studies.


Urban expressway Ramp metering Traffic optimization 



This research is supported by the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (Number 17DZ1204003), and by Key Project of Special Development Fund for Zhangjiang National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone in Shanghai (Number 201705-JD-C1085-056, 207105-JD-C1085-072).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering of the Ministry of EducationTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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