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Feasibility study for a transport flow model / database
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Experiences from the Sustainable Transport in the Barents Region (STBR) project and other ongoing projects show the specific conditions in the northern parts of the participating Barents region countries to be not well considered in either the modelling tools or the databases. The national transport models are only somewhat useful, at present, in analysing the cross border and specific Barents region regional transport flows. There is a need for a model capable of handling specific situations in the region, such as: -Seasonal variations -Loose networks -Countries with different development and political backgrounds -Special destinations -Handling of goods A Barents transport database (BTD) should be based on such a structure so as to be integrated with the national databases in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. The database should be basically a virtual database based on already existing databases and include traditional data as well as data found in the STBR project and other later defined important data. The establishment of the database should start with the road infrastructure and include the infrastructure for other transport modes later on. Benefits from the use of existing transport flow models in the region are mainly based on the experiences from using the models for domestic comparisons of different objects in the investment planning process. A Barents Transport Analysis Tool (BTAT) should be developed based on existing national models in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The specific modules, or adoptions of existing modules, for each existing national model of special interest in the region, should be developed in a cross-country organised project. Development of the BTAT should be made as complementary modules to the already existing tools used in each of the countries. Particular Barents functionality shall be specified jointly. Development of the complementary modules shall therefore be made for each of the national models in the Barents region. Analyzing seasonal variations, in particular, should be of importance. Opportunities to create scenarios, and analyze the consequences of such scenarios, are also vital. Cross border transport flow analyses specifically considering the conditions of the Barents region shall be included.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
STBR - Sustainable Transport in the Barents Region , 2005. , 25 p.
Research subject
Traffic Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-23632Local ID: 7c53af10-7672-11db-962b-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:996681
Godkänd; 2005; 20061117 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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