CBD modelling: lessons learnt

Central Business Districts (CBDs) are often the core of many of the world’s cities. Ensuring that an optimal operational performance is achieved from the CBD transport network and capturing the impact of proposed schemes is crucial, not only from a transport point of view but also from economic and social perspectives. To evaluate and test these transport initiatives in the network, CBD microsimulation models are often developed. This paper details lessons learnt from the build, calibration, and scheme testing of four CBD models. The components focussed on include: model area, data collection, SCATS signals, strategic sub-area matrices, public transport, route choice, development trip generation and distribution, and further benefits. These CBD models are tools used to inform decision makers and it is hoped that the information contained in this paper is used by those developing such models so that the final recommendations made are as robust as possible.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30 July to 2 August 2013

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  • Accession Number: 01492930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2013 9:32AM