"Accessibility Control traffic model: optimising road works as-a-service"

"Accessibility Control traffic model: optimising road works as-a-service"

Stefan de Graaf1*, Peter Kant2, Jelmer Herder3
1. DAT.Mobility, the Netherlands, sdgraaf@dat.nl
2. DAT.Mobility, the Netherlands
3 Goudappel Coffeng, the Netherlands

Abstract
The urban environment is under increasing pressure. More people and events but also more
construction works. Access to infrastructure differs from day to day. The authorities find it
increasingly difficult to keep towns and cities accessible. The City of The Hague – like other road
managers – has a pressing need for an analysis tool and a more quantitative basis for granting permits.
The municipality therefore commissioned the Accessibility Control traffic model. This innovative tool
enables the municipality to independently determine accessibility effects for each day of the year,
taking into account the fluctuation in traffic volume, “beach days”, events, and roadworks. The
innovation is not just in the model – such a tool didn’t yet exist – but above all in the application:
entirely cloud-based and a service aimed at end-users. This user-friendliness makes it ideal for quickly
and thoroughly identifying current accessibility issues and potential solutions.

Keywords:
Traffic Modelling, Road Works, Accessibility