New city mobility model

Development of extensive scheme of public transport

Goal

Integrated design of urban transport system opens opportunities for streamlining the network of urban public transport routes, urban bus-stops network, improving the use of vehicle and quality of transport services for inhabitants.

Integrated design of urban transport system will developed based on computer model (software product VISUM), which assess changes in urban transport system.

Phases

January – February 2019

Definition range of expert organizations effected in development of design of integrated urban public transport system, multimodal models, the plan for sustainable mobility of cities (more – see below).

January – February 2019

Study of methods passenger traffic surveys in urban transport and the selection of expert organizations dealing with similar issues:

  • Selective survey of passenger traffic in urban public transport by filling out the appropriate application forms.
  • Survey of passenger traffic in urban public transport using data from mobile operators.
  • Survey of passenger traffic in urban public transport using special equipment for fixing quantity of transported passengers.

February – March 2019

Consultations with local government bodies of cities who already developed (or at the development stage) integrated traffic patterns, multimodal models, plans for sustainable mobility. Particular attention paid to selection method for forecasting passenger traffic (strengths and weaknesses of each).

February – March 2019

Selection of expert organizations for involving to development of complete design of public transport.

March – September 2019

  • Analysis of current state of transport services to inhabitants on urban passenger transport;
  • Analysis of accessibility of urban transport and duplication of urban transport routes;
  • Determination of balanced seats-capacity and quantity of vehicles to serve on urban routes;
  • Design of proposals for balancing of public bus-stops network due to the determination of expediency of their inclusion or exclusion from the existing list (registry) of bus-stops;
  • Development of recommendations for streamlining the network of urban public transport routes, taking into account the principles of more efficient use of vehicles and the quality of transport services for inhabitants;
  • Design of recommendations for a promising variant of the network of urban public transport routes taking into account city development plans and the purchase of new units of vehicle rolling stock of public transport;
  • Design of computer model of urban public transport network using software product VISUM (opportunities for quantitative assessment of decisions on changes in the city’s public transport system).

September to October 2019

  • Discussion and implementation of a new network model of urban public transport route: routes quantity and their extensions, recommendations on quantity, seats and schedule of public transport (general model of movement).
  • Announcement of tender for new routes.

March – September 2019

Making apt changes to city Program on development of transport infrastructure (approval by session of the Kherson city council).

A strategic document, which will accumulate a new approaches (in terms setting the terms of implementation and the range of relevant persons).

Extra information on multimodal models and the plan for sustainable urban mobility

Multimodal models

Using to manage the transport system and make optimal decisions in the field of transport infrastructure and city development in general.

Multimodal model is designing using software complexes, which based on the functional and spatial characteristics of the city, together with all available data on transport demand and supply, calculate the circulation of transport and passenger flows.

The transport model consists of supply and demand.

The transport model includes proposals for individual (crossings (nodes) and races (sections of roads between intersections) and public transport (from stopping points, traffic routes and timetables (intervals) of movement).

The transport model of demand, in which the city is divides into transport areas, contains information about able-persons, students, schoolchild’s, workplaces, educational institutions, etc. It also determines the transport mobility of people, when, which routes, what purpose and periodicity they are moving, and on what transport and “chain of movements” the inhabitants.

Estimated cost: up to 2 million UAH.

Sustainable mobility plan

Sustainable mobility plan is a strategy that creates a comprehensive system that meets the needs of inhabitants and business in the city (suburbs) in order to achieve a better quality of life. Among the main priorities is the increase sharing of sustainable modes of transport, as well as the change of the paradigm of priority transport, where in the first place is a pedestrian, then a cyclist, then – public transport, and in the end – private cars and parked transport.

Main principles:

  • Encouraging pedestrian and cycling traffic quality standards for planning sidewalks, cycle trails, pedestrian zones, green waves for cyclists;
  • Encouraging pedestrian and cycling traffic quality standards for planning sidewalks, cycle trails, pedestrian zones, green waves for cyclists;
  • Targeting public transport (stimulating trips to work by bike or public transport, creating a city cycle network);
  • New parking policy (adherence to rules, shortening of time, marking places, etc.);
  • Optimization of the city network and its use (improvement of the crossroads, critical for pedestrians, cyclists, public transport, increasing the connectivity of transport links between districts, convenient communication nodes, providing information about the road situation, etc.).

Estimated cost: up to 5 million UAH.