Park Ridge Aimsun Model
Logan City Council
VLC developed an Aimsun Microsimulation model of Park Ridge region for a 2041 scenario to support Logan City Council’s Road infrastructure planning with project deliverables being the developed Aimsun model and a technical report summarising the adopted intersection configurations and their performance.
VLC developed an Aimsun Microsimulation model of Park Ridge region for a 2041 scenario to support Council’s road infrastructure planning. This included building a road and public transport network on Aimsun including coding intersections and importing signal plans. Additionally, the project also included running a cordon matrix from the latest Way2Go model as of June 2020, importing these demands to Aimsun and iteratively changing the network until intersections performed without gridlocking during the AM and PM peaks.
VLC used model development skills and developed a microsimulation model using Aimsun, covering areas of Park Ridge to inform local road and intersection designs and support development. VLC applied transport analytics and forecasting skills to iteratively change the network in order to achieve intersection performance criteria.
As part of these deliverables VLC provided the 2041 forecast year Aimsun model of Park Ridge which included a sensitivity test of the network demands for when boardings are reduced at Dairy Creek Park ‘n’ Ride. VLC also prepared a detailed technical report that summarised the model development methodology, assumptions, and traffic and transport outcomes which included the intersection configuration layouts and performances of 64 intersection within the Park Ridge region which will assist Logan City Council in identifying how traffic network performance will be impacted by future changes to local infrastructure and increased demand generated by the growth in Park Ridge and surrounding areas.