Creating Infrastructure for Urban Mobility: Case Study of Skopje

  • Daniela Koltovska Nečoska Department for Traffic and TransportFaculty of Technical SciencesSv. Kliment Ohridski University, BitolaBoulevard 1st of May b.b., Bitola 7000, Republic of Macedonia
  • Edouard Ivanjko Department of Intelligent Transportation Systems Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences University of Zagreb Vukelićeva 4, HR-10000 Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
  • Daniel Pavleski Unit for Road Markings, Traffic Signs & Signals Traffic Department of the City of Skopje Boulevard Ilinden 82, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
Keywords: urban mobility, infrastructure development, microscopic simulation, traffic congestion, evaluation

Abstract

In this paper, a methodology for creating and testing new proposed transport infrastructure is presented. It is based on microscopic traffic simulation of current and forecasted traffic demand and in-depth analysis of traffic flow. The most congested boulevard in Skopje has been chosen as a use case. Real-world traffic flow data was collected and used in the calibration and validation of a microscopic simulation model. Three possible configurations of new urban mobility infrastructure have been proposed and best one chosen using appropriately defined criteria. The proposed configurations were evaluated from the aspect of traffic performances, suitability for forecasted future traffic demand, and vehicle emissions. The obtained results prove the effectiveness of the presented methodology in reducing delays and vehicle emissions and significantly improving the level of service of the chosen use case.

Author Biographies

Daniela Koltovska Nečoska, Department for Traffic and TransportFaculty of Technical SciencesSv. Kliment Ohridski University, BitolaBoulevard 1st of May b.b., Bitola 7000, Republic of Macedonia

Asst. Prof. Daniela Koltovska Nechoska, Ph.D.

Department for Traffic and Transport

Faculty of Technical Sciences

Sv. Kliment Ohridski University

Daniel Pavleski, Unit for Road Markings, Traffic Signs & Signals Traffic Department of the City of Skopje Boulevard Ilinden 82, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia

Daniel Pavleski, B.Sc.

Unit for Road Markings, Traffic Signs & Signals

Traffic Department of the City of Skopje

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Published
2018-09-05
How to Cite
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Koltovska Nečoska D, Ivanjko E, Pavleski D. Creating Infrastructure for Urban Mobility: Case Study of Skopje. Promet - Traffic&Transportation. 2018;30(4):429-43. DOI: 10.7307/ptt.v30i4.2675
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