4 Description of Feasibility Study Tasks

Chapter 3 – Existing Travel Characteristics

Based on survey data, this section should describe the present travel pattern and demand forecasts.

3.1 Details of Traffic and Transportation Studies Undertaken for the City: This should cover the Study Areas of existing studies, any existing zoning plan and available Land Use Surveys. If there is an up-to-date Master Plan that includes a fully Comprehensive Transport Study (with a 4-step Transportation Plan: Traffic Analysis Zoning, Surveys: Screenlines and Classified volume counts, road side interviews, O-D Surveys, willingness to pay/use Surveys, Traffic Surveys, Speed-Delay Surveys, and development of a calibrated transport model), then this could be of considerable use at the Feasibility Study stage.

3.2 Socio-Economic Characteristics: Distribution of population (by age and sex) patterns of activity and trip generation, levels of suppressed demand, questions of accessibility for women, schoolchildren, special needs groups.

3.3 Travel Demand Analysis for the Horizon Years: If a travel demand model is available, it can indicate the current demand level on each corridor and overall level of passenger growth within the city for specific horizons. The model could also be utilized to estimate the amount of traffic diverted to an HCBRT system from other modes. If a demand model is not available, an indication of the travel pattern for the next decade should be given, incorporating recent trends so that a clear picture emerges of the growth in both volume and traffic, with implications on congestion, public transport operating speed, modal split (the use of 2-wheeled vehicles etc.).

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