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Assignment of cyclists in the Netherlands : improving the assignment of cyclists in traffic model

Voorhorst, J.B. (2018) Assignment of cyclists in the Netherlands : improving the assignment of cyclists in traffic model.

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Abstract:In traffic models, cyclists do not always get full attention from the model developers. In most cases an all-or-nothing assignment is used, while previous research showed that cyclists with the same origin and destination take different routes. This research tried to find an alternative assignment algorithm that better describes the routes of cyclists. First of all, a literature review and expert opinions were used to find the most important factors that cyclists take into account in the Netherlands. Based on these results, possible routes were generated using Monte Carlo simulation and Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm. The routes were assigned with a logit model in which the costs depended on characteristics of the routes. The considered characteristics included road type, speed and intersection types. The parameters were calibrated on a detailed network of Tilburg and the surrounding area and validated on a network of The Hague, Delft and the surrounding area. The results showed that this assignment performs a little better on the t-test and GEH-statistic than the all-or-nothing assignments in both networks, but it was able to distribute the cyclists more according to preferences for certain road and intersection types. For example more cyclists were modelled on routes avoiding intersections with traffic signals.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering BSc (56952)
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