COMPARISON OF TRAF-NETSIM WITH HIGHWAY CAPACITY MANUAL TECHNIQUES TO ESTIMATE TRAFFIC IMPACTS IN THE PREPARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS

This paper describes an application of the microcomputer version of TRAF-NETSIM, a microscopic interval-scanning traffic simulation model, to determine the expected traffic impacts associated with a proposed hotel expansion in the urban-resort district of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. The paper illustrates the advantages of using an area-wide simulation versus the traditional HCM techniques. It also describes how certain conditions not directly supportable by TRAF-NETSIM were treated. TRAF-NETSIM is capable of generating graphics files that can be displayed in the form of computer animation. The availability of ANETG, the computer animation routine, greatly enhanced the debugging of the program and the interpretation of the simulation results.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00629472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1993 12:00AM