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Data & Modelling: Winter 2010

Data & Modelling: Winter 2010

The modelling world would seem to be suffering from something of a crisis of confidence at present. No longer is there a long string of articles in this supplement boasting of the immense potential for modelling to add value to the transport planning process (although there are still some in this... continue

10 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling best practice: The benefits of peer pressure

Modelling best practice: The benefits of peer pressure

Professional peer reviews are commonplace in many disciplines: academia, medicine, scientific publishing and funding, accounting, law and, progressively more, in engineering. The review process centres on a critical... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Microsimulation modelling: Not just a pretty interface

Microsimulation modelling: Not just a pretty interface

“Social networking is like being married: Facebook wants to know what’s on my mind, Twitter wants to know what’s happening and Foursquare wants to know where I am.” It’s an old joke on... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Model development: Transport modelling re-engineered

Model development: Transport modelling re-engineered

The launch of version five of Peter Davidson Consultancy’s visual transport modeller (Visual-tm) model is fast approaching and we are very excited about this great leap forward in transport modelling... continue

10 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements

A meeting of modelling minds

TraMPNet is a group of transport modelling practitioners who meet regularly to exchange ideas and discuss topical ideas centred around the theme of providing the scientific evidence base for transport planning, including transport data, monitoring, measuring behaviour and transport modelling. The... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Adapting to circumstances

Adapting to circumstances

Traffic signals are often modelled with fixed time plans or simple vehicle actuation (VA), whereas... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Model data collection: Time to go back to school?

Model data collection: Time to go back to school?

Anyone who’s ever been involved at the early stages of developing a transport model will understand the slight note of trepidation in the voice; that twitch in the eye accompanying the... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Model data collection: The need for new thinking on data

Model data collection: The need for new thinking on data

The first step in building robust transport models is the establishment of recent supply (network) and demand (trip pattern) data. The supply data is usually the easier of the two sets to collate, so I will focus on... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling guidance: Modelling for all road users

Modelling guidance: Modelling for all road users

Transport for London (TfL) has published the third version of its Traffic modelling guidelines intended to provide updated advice to support TfL and London boroughs in managing the road... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling best practice: Risk assessment: taking no chances

Modelling best practice: Risk assessment: taking no chances

Transport modelling provides the evidence base for developing transport solutions, selecting the best option, producing a business case and undertaking appraisal of the preferred scheme.  The quality of the model is therefore... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements

Four ways to add value to model development

Case study 1: general desktop review Project: US toll road (‘managed lanes’ project with dynamic pricing) Client: insurance company These tend to be short commissions (usually 5-10 days) that involve reviewing modelling reports and the associated technical documentation. Assumptions are... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements
Breaking down the workplace parking levy’s effects

Breaking down the workplace parking levy’s effects

Localism, funding constraints, tax increment financing – these are all terms that we are hearing lots about nowadays, principally in the context of attempting to move forward with managing, and... continue

9 Dec 2010Local Transport Today Supplements

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