Microscopic traffic simulation Leuven Ringroad

The Agency for Roads and Traffic Flemish Brabant (AWV) asked TML to conduct a traffic analysis of the Leuven ring road (R23).  The study will analyse a new concept of ‘high-quality public transport’, and in particular its effects on the traffic situation on the Leuven ring road and its incoming regional roads.
Although this study doesn’t aim to come to a cross-checked plan of execution, the Agency for Roads and Traffic will use its results to design specific road sections and junctions along the ring road in a next phase.

For this study, TML uses the software Vissim to compose carefully designed microscopic traffic models, based on existing as well as on new data. First, we design a traffic model for the existing situation; second, we design a traffic model based on the current concept of ‘high-quality public transport’.  Specific to this simulation, we will design optimised traffic lights for both scenarios.  Based on our conclusions, we will formulate well-substantiated propositions to optimise the current design for the concept of ‘high-quality public transport’.  These propositions will be discussed with the Agency for Roads and Traffic, after which we will draw up a final microscopic traffic model which aims to solve (part of) the (potential) concerns in the concept design.





Agency for Roads and Traffic Flemish Brabant (AWV)



Our team

Kristof Carlier, Ruben Corthout, Hanne De Naegel, Dirk Engels, Rodric Frederix, Stef Tourwé, Jeroen Vanbiervliet
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