The ring road and the city are more connected than the original concept suggests. For example, the ring road dictates the development zone of the city, through environmental (air and noise) restrictions. Ring roads often process 30-50% of the urban traffic. Working on the city or the ring no longer can separate considers to be apart. As a co-author TEMAH wrote a position paper for Rijkswaterstaat. The paper is a discussion of the relationship between the city and the ring road and outlines several scenarios how this organisations can cope with this new assignment.

For the Government Advisor for Infrastructure and City TEMAH did research on the transformation of ring roads. For a competitive, accessible and liveable country the ring roads promise urban areas have an attractive position in relation to the inner cities an mobility, and are often areas where there is still room for urban development.