A Discrete Simulation Model for Traffic Including Bicycles on Urban Networks, Applied to Intersection of Two One-Way Streets

  • Jelena Vasic
  • Heather J. Ruskin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7204)


The contemporary problem of ’greening’ urban transport, in its complexity, calls for multi-faceted solutions, including a range of inputs, from theoretical modelling to resource planning and monitoring. This paper offers a contribution to scenario assessment, through a computational model of heterogeneous urban traffic flows. Built on a cellular-automaton framework, it considers, in particular, the inclusion of pedal-bicycles in the specific case of a city with an incomplete dedicated bicycle lane network, where close road sharing takes place between motorised and non-motorised vehicles. Generic spatial and behaviour components of the model have been defined and a simulation framework built based on those. Application of this framework is demonstrated for the case of an intersection of two one-way streets.


traffic flow modelling cellular automata bicycles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jelena Vasic
    • 1
  • Heather J. Ruskin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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