This paper underlines the important role played by the interaction between transport and land use in the way cities develop and the need to use a fully integrated land-use/transport model to assess the longer-term impacts of urban policies. Since most of the models of this type had never been properly tested, the Transport and Road Research Laboratory in the early 1980s set up a collaborative study to examine critically their performance and to assess the impacts of a range of commonly applied policies through the International Study Group on Land-Use/Transport Interaction, (ISGLUTI). The paper briefly describes the first phase of the study in which nine models from seven countries were subjected to a rigorous set of tests covering a variety of policies. For practical reasons each model was applied to the city on which it was originally calibrated. To overcome some of the problems of comparison, a second phase of the study was conducted in which some models were applied to several cities each so that the differences due to the particular characteristics of the cities could be identified. In carrying out this phase, some cities were examined by several models and discrepancies in the results analysed. The setting up of the second phase of the study is outlined in this paper. See also IRRD abstracts nos 834266 and 834267. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Webster, F V
    • PAULLEY, N J
  • Publication Date: 1990


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  • Accession Number: 00612457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM