Project: Linking Trip Ends and Traffic

Reference: H101

Last update: 09/09/2003 16:34:16

Objectives

The aim is to construct first a model of the split of trips between different modes and trip lengths, and second a model relating car trips of different lengths to the type of roads used (capturing the extent to which longer journeys are more likely to use trunk roads and motorways). The result will be a model system that will allow more detailed and realistic forecasting of traffic levels, responsive to patterns of land use change.

Description

An earlier project developed software for modelling all-modes trip ends as a function of demographic and land-use data. This work will provide a journey-based approach to forecasting, that will use these trip-ends as a component in national traffic forecasts. The aim is to construct first a model of the split of trips between different modes and trip lengths, and second a model relating car trips of different lengths to the type of roads used (capturing the extent to which longer journeys are more likely to use trunk roads and motorways). The result will be a model system that will allow more detailed and realistic forecasting of traffic levels, responsive to patterns of land use change.

Contractor(s)

Marcial Echenique & Partners
49-51 High Street, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 2HZ
01223 840704

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £129,750.00

Actual start date: 26 April 1999

Actual completion date: 23 July 2001

Publication(s)

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Publication date: 23/07/2001
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Summary of results

  1. An earliler project developed software for modelling all-modes trip ends as functions of demographic and land-use data. this project has used these trip ends as components of the national traffic forecasts.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.