University of Tasmania Inveresk Campus Traffic Study

We were commissioned by pitt&sherry to deliver the University of Tasmania (UTAS) Inveresk Traffic study to analyse existing traffic conditions around the university, in the Launceston CBD and in the nearby suburb of Invermay.

We developed VISSIM microsimulation models to evaluate several options to improve the UTAS Inveresk campus relocation, as well as to gain a clearer understanding of surrounding road network operations. SIDRA Intersection was also used for refinement of intersection concept designs prior to modelling in VISSIM. This reduced the overall number of model runs required, thereby reducing time and cost.

Future year demand development was undertaken using the matrix correction algorithm known as TFlowFuzzy in VISUM.  As compared to other matrix correction algorithms, TFlowFuzzy can combine link volumes, turn volumes, screen-line volumes and trip distribution patterns resulting in a holistic and reliable traffic forecast.

Client: pitt&sherry