WIT Press

CITYSIM - Validated Assessment Tool For Simulating Urban Traffic And Environmental Impacts

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT990371

Volume

44

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

1,556 kb

Author(s)

Jarkko Niittymaki, Ari Karppinen, Jaakko Kukkonen, Pekko Ilvessalo & Erkki Bjork

Abstract

The "City Simulator feasibility study" was conducted in 1997 - 1998, with the funding of Ministry of Trade and Industry in Finland. The aim of this study was to analyze possibilities to develop a comprehensive modeling system, which can be used in order to evaluate the traffic volumes, emissions, atmospheric dispersion and noise within cities. The need for such operative tools is most urgent in the developing countries. The cities of the world will have to improve substantially their understanding of the traffic systems and their i

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