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Generation and Evaluation of Optimal Routes for a New Bridge: The case of Istanbul

Blakelock, Nancy Marama (2010) Generation and Evaluation of Optimal Routes for a New Bridge: The case of Istanbul.

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Abstract:There are numerous evaluation methodologies being employed to compare, assess and evaluate transport project alternatives. This thesis proposes a methodological framework that is able to generate route alternatives, define criteria for evaluating the route alternatives and finally carry out the evaluation to determine the most preferred route. It is case tested in Istanbul where five alternative locations have been defined over the Bosporus Strait as potential sites to build a new third bridge to address the ongoing issues of traffic congestion. The technique used for generation and evaluation of alternatives is done on geographical information science (GIS) platform. Working on GIS allows decision making and evaluation of alternatives to be done spatially. In addition to these techniques, stakeholders’ preference and opinion were gauged through open interviews and discussions as well as formally in terms of assigning weight to evaluation criteria. This proposed methodology is developed to be generic hence it can be used in any similar type of project evaluation at a different location or setting.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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