Authors: S Wood Published: 07 Apr 2011


Microsimulation is increasingly being applied to larger networks to model major transport interventions and to provide forecasts for scheme appraisal. This has highlighted a need for a variable demand modelling (VDM) capability for use with microsimulation that meets the requirements of Department for Transport (DfT) WebTAG guidance. The methodology described in this paper represents what is probably the first application of S-Paramics microsimulation in conjunction with VDM. The procedures were developed in response to a Brief issued by Wiltshire Council to assess the demand for parking and public transport associated with development scenarios in the town of Chippenham.
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