A METHOD OF SIMULATION FOR THE EFFECTS OF TRANSPORT PROJECTS . TRAVEL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH. 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRAVEL BEHAVIOR

This paper presents a method for simulating the effects of transport projects in France, which relies on a process for revealing latent travel needs associated with a new transport supply. According to French law, the evaluation of transport projects must take both economic and social factors into account. Besides determining modal transfers and induced traffic, it is necessary to assess the effects of all projects on travel behaviour, other activities and lifestyles. Benefits can then be deduced for each type of individual and redistributive effects observed. The simulation process occurs during a survey and has three phases: (1) creation of the activity pattern the day before the survey; (2) questions leading to noting the wishes for changes in this pattern; (3) noting what the pattern would have been with a new transport supply. A test of the method in a suburb of Lyon gave some interesting results about the following socio-economic groups: (1) working men; (2) working women; (3) non-working women; (4) school children and students; (5) retired people. The operability of the method needs to be checked, if it is to be used for forecasting. Preliminary results are given of research on operability for the creation of a tram route in Grenoble. (TRRL)

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    Gower Publishing

    Brookfield, VT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Bonnel, P
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00612403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-566-07062-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM