Transportation impact assessment on urban development using NETSIM

Akinori Morimoto, Hirotaka Koike, Katsunori Suzuki, Tatsuya Seki

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Abstract

The equilibrium between land use and transportation system has been an important issue in the city planning. Transportation Impact Assessment is a measure to make the equilibrium by balancing the relationship between urban development and transport facilities. First, this paper discusses about the development patterns which do not cause the road congestion in a hypothetical city with grid type network structure. By using a traffic simulation model, NETSIM, maximum value of floor area ratio (FAR) to avoid congestion is calculated in various situations. The result shows allowable level of FAR is much underestimated than the current legal limitation level considering the existing road capacity. Next, the model was applied to the actual city area with the existing road network. After constructing network of wider city area in computer model, we simulate the traffic impact generated by new development in the CBD. It was found that road congestion due to the new development is observed not only on immediately surrounding road but also in much wider area in the city, because of the change of the shortest path demanded by other traffic flows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
Pages1519-1526
Number of pages8
Volume279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Stanford, CA
Duration: 2000 Aug 142000 Aug 16

Other

Other8th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CityStanford, CA
Period00/8/1400/8/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Morimoto, A., Koike, H., Suzuki, K., & Seki, T. (2000). Transportation impact assessment on urban development using NETSIM. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (Vol. 279, pp. 1519-1526) https://doi.org/10.1061/40513(279)198