Using Integrated Pedestrian and Traffic Simulation for Olympic Transport Planning. Recent Case Studies in Tokyo and London.

Using Integrated Pedestrian and Traffic Simulation for Olympic Transport Planning. Recent Case Studies in Tokyo and London.


J AymamĂ­, A Gerodimos, A Torday, TSS, ES


The study of the interaction between pedestrians and road traffic or public transport is gaining relevance for planning transportation infrastructure or designing transit operation activities.


Recent advances have converted simulation into a very powerful tool to assist in these tasks, allowing a much detailed approach to the combination of modes sharing the same environment, and detecting potential weaknesses that are hard to find using only analytical or static techniques. This is especially relevant in cases related with great venues, such the Olympics or mass events. Thus, combining all levels of modelling with all these actors involved, permitting the interaction of all this elements in just one tool is the key for such projects. Simulation is been used and using in several projects related with big events accessibility. This paper will show recent case studies carried out in Tokyo ? as a candidate city for the 2016 Olympics - and London ?assessing in the mobility strategy during the 2012 Games-. In the first one, outcome of the project was valuable in assisting the public transport operation. In the second one, the project demonstrated its validity when evaluating the efficiency of the planned strategy.
Mr. Josep M. AymamĂ­ received a Master Degree in Civil Engineering in 2007 by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, specialized in Transportation and Urban Planning. He also studied a Post-graduated diploma in transportation planning and management. From 2003 to 2006 he collaborated in master plans for the villages of Sitges and Mont-Roig del Camp, Spain, as well as for projects for Ports de la Generalitat, related to harbour planning. Since 2006 he joined TSS? Consultancy Department, where he worked as a projects engineer at TSS, in charge of planning, traffic management and public transportation optimisation projects. From 2006 he also participated in the TSS contributions on the 6th. Framework Program European Research Projects (INTRO: Intelligent Roads and eMOTION: Europe-wide multi-Modal On-trip Traffic InformatiON), and in the National Research Project MARTA. Since 2009 Josep M. is Project Manager at TSS.
Josep has been participating and leading several pedestrian and multimodal integrated modeling projects during last 3 years, held in UK (for London 2012 Olympics, transformation to shared space of Poynton Park Lane), Saudi Arabia & Tokyo, and he is currently participating in the multimodal integrated traffic/transit/pedestrian modeling of Manhattan for NY DOT. Dr. Alex Gerodimos joined TSS in 2007 as Commercial Director. Previously he spent 6 years in Legion Limited, company who develops Legion Studio, leading pedestrian simulation software, where he joined as Product Manager and progressed to Product Director, Consulting Director and finally Chief Technology Officer. Dr Gerodimos, among other tasks and activities, headed high-profile successful pedestrian modeling related projects for New York City Transit and London 2012 Olympics.
Dr Gerodimos received a Mathematics degree by the University of Athens, and an MSc (distinction) and a PhD in Operational Research by the University of Southampton. As previous professional experiences, Alex joined Talus for 4 years as Consultant, for progressing to Senior Consultant and then Project Manager in the Consulting Group. After, from 2000 to 2002 Alex worked in Manugistics where he was Manager in Strategic Consulting Services.
Since he joined TSS, he has been leading the development of Legion for Aimsun, the integration of pedestrian simulation from Legion into Aimsun traffic/transit simulator, allowing the multimodal study in projects and transportation operation.
Dr Alexandre Torday joined TSS in 2005 as Consulting Director. During this period he has overseen all of the company?s consulting project engagements. Simulation projects that Alexandre has personally managed include: the implementation of a real-time simulation-based decision support system for the city of Madrid, Spain; development of traffic management strategies based on integrated traffic and pedestrian simulations for the 2016 Olympic bid team of the city of Tokyo, Japan; design assessment and traffic control optimisation of a new tramway for the city of Paris, France; and an integrated mobility and optimised traffic control plan for the entire city of Zaragoza, Spain.
Alexandre is a Civil Engineer with MEng and PhD degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He has presented at numerous international conferences and published papers on topics such as online simulation, dynamic route guidance, simulation-based ITS applications and integrated macro-meso-micro modelling. He is a member of the Swiss national expert group on Intelligent Transport Systems and the International Standards Organisation (ISO).
Alexandre is currently Project Director of the multimodal integrated traffic/transit/pedestrian modeling of Manhattan for NY DOT.


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