Modelling Effects of Land Use Changes on Traffic Based on Proposed Traffic Simulator

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Surveying Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran


In this paper, a traffic simulator is designed in order to investigate the travel demand based on GIS data and analysis. In order to evaluate the proposed simulator, four different scenarios are provided for the arrangement of land use services. In first scenario, all service land use are located in the middle of the region; in second scenario, land use services located on the periphery of the region; in the third scenario, land use is defined regularly in the entire area; and finally, in the last scenario, unchanged statuses are evaluated. The comparison parameters are Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Vehicle Hours of Travel (VHT), which are measured for these four scenarios. The analysis of the results shows that the regular distribution of land use service (scenario 3), with VHT, mean of 33.01 minutes is the best scenario, while scenario 2 with a VHT average of 35.12 minutes has the worst performance.


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