Case Studies

Paris: Eiffel Tower Mission

In the context of the competition for redesigning the Eiffel Tower area by 2023, the Paris City Council commissioned a wide-area microscopic model for the contestants to use to present their project proposals.

New Delhi: citywide hybrid model

The New Delhi hybrid model focuses on the key radial National Highways, which carry heavy volumes and are the conduits for inter-city traffic. To better reflect conditions in New Delhi, the model incorporates a wide range of vehicle types, and a specially adapted version of the microsimulator can include non-lane-based behavior.

Calais: Eurotunnel freight terminal model

Eurotunnel's Strategic Development team used Aimsun Next to test different scenarios for the layout at the Calais freight terminal. The optimum layout selected allows Eurotunnel to fulfill or even exceed its promise to clients of a total journey time of 90 minutes.

Athens: modelling congestion pricing and its environmental impact

The Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is developing a detailed traffic model of the entire metropolitan area of Athens for simulating road traffic and supporting energy-efficient transport decisions.

Sydney: CBD Aimsun Next Model

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is developing an innovative, multi-layered traffic model of Sydney’s central business district (CBD) to test the impacts of a wide range of projects particularly the introduction of light rail through the city centre.

New York City: Transit Signal Priority (TSP)

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) are embarking on an ambitious program to provide TSP to 6,000 buses in New York City.

Belo Horizonte: Implementation of BRT lanes

The city of Belo Horizonte is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the issue of public transport is taking high priority. Among the plans is the implementation of a set of bus priority corridors, following the BRT models already in operation in even larger cities such as Curitiba and Bogotá.

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