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Transport Modelling : Spring 2009

Transport Modelling : Spring 2009
Rik Thomas, Editor

One theme of the LTT-sponsored Modelling Forum to be held in London on 10 June is the challenges to modelling presented by Delivering a Sustainable Transport Strategy and an article in this supplement considers the role that modelling carbon emissions is playing in modern transport policy... continue

8 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling parking: Taking an active role

Modelling parking: Taking an active role

According to transport modelling consultant Peter Davidson a sea change is currently underway concerning our ability to effectively model parking.... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling carbon emissions: Handling the footprint

Modelling carbon emissions: Handling the footprint
Rik Thomas, Editor

The modelling of the potential climate change impacts of transport decisions is becoming an ever-more important topic, says Chris Ferrary, an associate at consultant Steer Davies Gleave. “It... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling an elderly population: An age old problem?

Modelling an elderly population: An age old problem?

Sometimes as modellers we become a bit blinkered about what is really important to include, or include in detail, in our models. For example, many models still treat the morning peak and the home-to-work... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling public transport: Reliably modelling unreliability

Modelling public transport: Reliably modelling unreliability

In the last two years, policy makers have embraced the argument that improving the reliability of public transport is just as critical as reducing congestion, says Yaron Hollander, a principal consultant at Steer Davies Gleave. A... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling non-motorised transport: It’s not only cars that count

Modelling non-motorised transport: It’s not only cars that count

Despite the growing interest that cycling (and, to a lesser extent, walking) is receiving from politicians and transport planners, little has so far been done to model the impact of these non-motorised modes, says Thomas Friderich, vice president sales... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Emissions modelling: more hot air than action?

Emissions modelling: more hot air than action?

According to consultant Arup, the ability to model the carbon dioxide emissions of transport has become much more sophisticated in recent years but the use of such models to estimate... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Parking microsimulation: The Dutch experience

Parking microsimulation: The Dutch experience

Nieuwegein is a small city of 61,000 people located close to Utrecht in The Netherlands. It was created in 1971 for the expanding population of Utrecht by ­­­merging... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

Modelling the absence of growth

According to Paul Smith, a principal at transport consultancy Scott Wilson, modelling in a world of economic hardship is presenting unique challenges to the modelling community. “People just don’t know what is going on,” he says. “Uncertainty is the key issue.”... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

TRL launches OSCADY Pro in Japan

TRL Software has announced the launch of the Japanese version of OSCADY Pro, which will be available to Japanese customers from local distributor FORUM8. OSCADY-Pro is a phase-based traffic signal optimisation program that makes use of a number of unique optimisation techniques and can either be... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

Travel time variability analysed

The key recommendation of a new report into multimodal travel time variability commissioned by the DfT is that: “There is a need for a major new study into the valuations of variability, investigating both the question of how information on variability is presented to respondents and how it... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

London cyclists modelled for first time

Consultant Colin Buchanan has modelled cyclists and powered two-wheelers for the first time in London as part of an operational VISSIM model built to DTO (Dublin Transport Office) standards. “Today cyclists and powered two-wheelers are increasingly present in large numbers in the central... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Braidwood opens second USA office

Braidwood opens second USA office

Matthew Juckes has been appointed to lead Braidwood Associates’ new office in New Jersey in the USA. Juckes joins the... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Data collection to become more mobile?

Data collection to become more mobile?

According to Anan Allos, a director at consultant Atkins, the way that modelling data is collected could soon change dramatically as the collection of... continue

7 May 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

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