Spectrum Analysis in conjunction with Veitch Lister Consulting and Harvest DP, has released a new website to allow businesses to download traffic estimates information. This is the first time in Australia you can readily access consistent traffic information from one source.
Zenith is a strategic travel forecasting model with multi-modal and time-period predictive capabilities which has been developed by Veitch Lister Consulting Pty Ltd. The model has been built using information relating to the following:
Road and rail infrastructure networks
Dedicated tram and bus right-of-ways
Transit service networks (routes), service frequencies and fare details
Details of various land uses in discrete areas of major cities called travel zones
Dedicated pedestrian routes/facilities
Travel patterns and vehicle traffic data (number of trips made between origin and destination travel zone pairs by travel mode and purpose of the journey)
Details of parking charges, tolls and vehicle operating costs (including petrol price)
Model calibration parameters which have been derived from household travel surveys that require survey participants to submit travel diaries
Algorithms which interrogate the models forecasts and produce a wide range of graphical outputs and transport system performance indicators
Benefits The Zenith model is capable of estimating the following for a given land use/transport scenario for small areas in selected major metropolitan and fringe metropolitan areas of Australia:
Trip generation: How many trips will people resident in each travel zone make each weekday - and for what journey purposes?
Trip distribution: To which travel zone will they travel to satisfy their travel needs, and at what time of the day?
Mode choice: What mode(s) of travel will they choose?
Trip assignment: Which route(s) will be chosen?
Areas covered by Zenith Traffic Estimates
Notes: The blue lines incicate roads with available traffic estimates
Youil Adam Development Manager Hargreaves Property Group
"I have been using Zenith traffic estimates for over 3 years now, both as a Network Development Manager for a major QSR, and now in my role as Development Manager for Hargeaves Property Group. I find it to be a consistent Traffic estimates program available across all major capital cities and many large towns. I recommend all Network Development Managers who rely on traffic as a major driver of their business to use it as part of their Due Diligence process"