Assumptions to Application of Address Points as Traffic Zones in Modelling Travel in Cities

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 51)


The paper presents the assumptions and construction of an innovative travel demand model, developed for the needs of traffic analysis in a small town in Poland, including prognostic analyses. In the model the classical division of the analysis area into transportation zones was abandoned, and instead the city’s address point database was used to define the origins and destinations not a transportation zones, but as specific buildings located in the analysed area. In addition to the description of exchange trips, the superior travel demand models of areas covering districts, provinces and the whole country were used. In the model, all forms of transport have been reconstituted: walking, cycling and public transport by train and bus. Verification of its correctness by GEH statistic comparing the traffic volume from traffic measurements against that obtained from the transport model proofed its correctness. In addition, the model was verified by statistical hypotheses about the compatibility of trip length distributions obtained from surveys of inhabitants and those from the model.


Transport model Travel demand Transportation zones 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Construction, Architecture and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Technology and Life SciencesBydgoszczPoland

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