Young Consultant's Award: Downtown Vancouver Transportation and Emergency Management System

Vancouver is the site of many special events, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This article describes the Downtown Vancouver Transportation and Emergency Management System (DVTEMS), which was designed to assist in the preplanning evaluation of special events and potential associated emergency situations. The objectives of the model are to produce measures that are useful to a variety of stakeholders, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of information sharing, capture characteristics unique to the events being evaluated, and perform applications under normal, special event and potential emergency conditions. The DVTEMS model incorporates original modeling techniques and custom modeling scripts to capture a high level of pedestrian detail and pedestrian-vehicle interactions, which allows for its application to a broad range of scenarios and evaluations. The City of Vancouver is using the DVTEMS model to test its own set of subscenario parameters and is expanding the model to include additional scenarios and events.


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  • Accession Number: 01147991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 12 2010 9:35PM