Project Title: Integrating Activity Patterns into Macro Transportation Modelling
Traditionally traffic modelling examines how vehicles move within a network and ignores people’s mobility constraints. This research will combine activity patterns into traditional macro transportation modelling with the vision of improving our understanding of how and when people travel. The research will be conducted in by the Summit team in conjunction with the Irish National Transport Authority, utilising the four-stage model that has been developed for the Greater Dublin area. The peak hour is given priority resulting in excess capacity in off-peak periods. This work will research how techniques such as adapting activity patterns or reserving capacity could enable to move less in these peak-periods and eliminate excess capacity and support access and inclusion in transport systems.
Supervisor: Dr Brian Caulfield and Professor Vinny Cahill