The Design of Signalised Intersections at Area Level. Models and Methods

  • Mariano Gallo University of Sannio
  • Giuseppina De Luca University of Sannio
  • Luca D’acierno University of Naples 'Federico II’
Keywords: Network optimisation, Arterial coordination, Traffic-lights, Road traffic


In this paper the results of the PRIN research project named “Guidelines for the urban transportation network analysis and design: methods and models for designing at area level the signalised intersections” are summarised. In the research project, several problems of signal settings optimisation at area level were studied and some methods and model for optimising the signal setting parameters were proposed. All proposed methods were tested on a real-scale case: the road network of Benevento. The results of the research showed that the proposed methods are able to solve the problem in acceptable computing times also on real-scale networks.


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Author Biographies

Mariano Gallo, University of Sannio

Associate professor in Transportation at University of Sannio, Department of Engineering. Ph.D in Transportation engineering, ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome, 1999. MSc degree with honours in Civil Engineering (specialising in Transportation Engineering), ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, 1995. Nowadays is lecturer in ‘Transportation system engineering’ (12 ECTS) and in ‘Transportation planning and policy’ (6 ECTS) at University of Sannio. He was lecturer on several Masters and training courses. He attended numerous international conferences. He is reviewer for many international journals. He is author of more than 80 papers, many of them on international journals and books.

Giuseppina De Luca, University of Sannio

Research fellow at the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio. MSc degree in Civil Engineering (specialising in Transportation Engineering), ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, 2001. Her main job activities include the design of individual and public transportation systems; the simulation of traffic flows on multimodal networks; the planning, design and management of the local public transportation systems. She worked at the research company  “Centro Studi sui Sistemi di Trasporto” (Naples) and at the “Agenzia Campana per la Mobilità Sostenibile”. Her main research activities include the analysis and design of urban transportation networks, the environmental sustainability and energy saving issues.

Luca D’acierno, University of Naples 'Federico II’
Assistant professor in Transportation at ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Ph.D. in Road infrastructures and transportation systems, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, 2003. MSc degree with honours Civil Engineering (specialising in Transportation Engineering), ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, 2000. Nowadays is lecturer in ‘Organisation and safety in rail network operations’ (9 ECTS) and assistant in ‘Transportation system design’ (9 ETCS) at ‘Federico II’ University of Naples. He is reviewer for many international journals. He is author of more than 100 papers, many of them on international journals and books.


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How to Cite
Gallo, M., De Luca, G., & D’acierno, L. (2014). The Design of Signalised Intersections at Area Level. Models and Methods. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment.