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Ramp Metering

Can magnetometers be a viable option for MIDAS installations?

April 24th 2019 / Andrew R/ Links: Traffic Flow Monitoring Ramp Metering MIDAS

New technology choices are now beginning to emerge that are competing with loops such as radar and magnetometer-based detection. Every option has its pros and cons; some can give greater accuracy, some provide flexibility and some claim lower maintenance costs. But which one works best for you?

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Reviewing smart motorways part 3: Are there alternatives to smart motorways?

March 7th 2019 / Michelle C/ Links: Route Safety Ramp Metering MIDAS News / Commentary

So far in this series, we’ve considered the public sentiment towards smart motorways and their safety record. Now we consider the alternative solutions to the additional capacity we require. We need to address the huge and growing issue of congestion in this country by increasing capacity on the road network. Smart motorway schemes are far less costly than traditional motorway widening schemes so we may need to find a way to make them work.

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Reviewing smart motorways part 2: Are smart motorways safe?

March 7th 2019 / Michelle C/ Links: Route Safety Ramp Metering MIDAS News / Commentary

In the first part of our smart motorways series we looked at the different types of smart motorway, why they were introduced and the specific road safety concerns regarding all lane running (ALR) schemes and the dangers they pose to roadside recovery workers. Now we’ll consider the safety record of smart motorways and whether they are more or less safe than a normal motorway.

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Reviewing smart motorways part 1: Do we need to put the brakes on smart motorways?

March 7th 2019 / Michelle C/ Links: Route Safety Ramp Metering MIDAS News / Commentary

Almost all of us use the motorway network as part of our travels across the country and as Smart Motorways are continuing to be rolled out, we are all developing opinions and perhaps some understanding on their positive and negative impacts. In this series of blogs, we explore how ideas on future developments can create a positive outcome in developing the UK’s roads.

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Meet the Team: Chris Keenan, General Manager Scotland

November 22nd 2018 / Michelle C/ Links: Route Safety Ramp Metering MIDAS News / Commentary

In this article, Chris Keenan explains what’s involved in his role and discusses his journey from site supervisor to General Manager Scotland over the 12 years he's been with Clearview.

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Investing in the future of the Strategic Road Network

January 11th 2018 / Michelle C/ Links: Route Safety Ramp Metering MIDAS

Highways England published their Strategic Road Network (SRN) Initial Report last month. But with the report totalling 108 pages and having been released in the run-up to Christmas, we thought working through this might still be on a few people’s to-do list. So, we’ve pulled out the headlines, including: Highways England’s performance, how investment decisions are made and the priorities to improve the network.

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Keeping the Strategic Highways Network Running Smoothly

December 8th 2016 / Shona W/ Links: Ramp Metering MIDAS News / Commentary

The introduction of the Infrastructure Act 2015, coupled with the creation of Highways England, changed the way that the English Strategic Road Network (SRN) is managed and run, with the aim of providing road users with the best possible quality of service, whilst supporting broader economic, environmental and safety objectives.

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