Project: Laser Upgrade

Reference: H106

Last update: 19/11/2003 11:42:34


This research will enhance the existing LASER land-use/transport interaction model for London and the South East, in order to improve its responsiveness and modelling accuracy. It will deliver an upgraded version of the model which will be put to work almost immediately in connection with studies on the 'Orbit' study of orbital travel around London, and the South-East Regional Airports Study.


This research was to enhance the LASER model, to improve its responsiveness and modelling accuracy. LASER is an interactive land use/transportation model in which the land use model determines the demand for transport and the generalised costs of transport are a major determinant in the land use model. The model was enhanced to enable it to be used in two multi-modal studies in the South-East, and for the South East Regional airports' study.


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

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £174,250.21

Actual start date: 14 February 2000

Actual completion date: 30 June 2002


Laser Enhancement Project
Author: ME&P
Publication date: 01/05/2002
Source: DfT Website
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Summary of results

  1. Improvements have been made to the LASER model which is now referred to as LASER 3.

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