Effective Use of Visual Traffic Simulation to Illustrate Transportation Solutions & Influence Decisions
Ravi Ambadipudi, PE, PTOE
Randy Kill, PE, PTOE
Steve Thieken, PE, PTOE
The use of microscopic traffic simulation models has become more commonplace in the study of transportation problems and the development of transportation solutions. This paper discusses a case study where microscopic visual simulation was highly effective in illustrating proposed transportation solutions including comparative operation of two alternatives; operation of a roundabout under special event traffic with police officer-controlled traffic flows; and operation of a proposed high volume pedestrian crossing.