Picture credit: Sam Rosewarne for The Mercury
Continuing our success in Australia and New Zealand, we are delighted to announce that the State Growth Department in Tasmania has selected Aimsun in partnership with GHD and Kapsch to carry out the Hobart Traffic Efficiency Study. This major study will analyse traffic management and flow optimisation, with the Aimsun team giving specialist traffic modelling advice on the use of the Aimsun Next area-wide mesoscopic model for transport planning in the State Capital City of Hobart.
The 2016 technical analysis prepared for the Department of State Growth of traffic flow in the Hobart CBD and the main State Highways connecting to the city began with the following description of Hobart’s current traffic situation:
Hobart’s traffic system is complex and dynamic. The CBD and surrounds attract a large volume of traffic throughout the day and rely upon three major arterials for access: Tasman Highway; Brooker Highway; and Southern Outlet. These arterials are connected via the Davey Street/ Macquarie Street Couplet, connected by various major collector roads along its length providing access to and through the City. Traffic volumes on Hobart’s network have grown dramatically, particularly on the Davey Street/ Macquarie Street Couplet over the last decade. In parallel with traffic growth there have been multiple changes to land use and transport systems, which have increased congestion levels along the Couplet as well as the various roads connecting to the Couplet.