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Program Contents

The INTRODUCTION TO SIDRA online training program consists of 3 Modules. The sections below give important information about this training program (view PDF).

Please note that the SIDRA MODEL FUNDAMENTALS online training program is available for training towards improved understanding of traffic variables, concepts and principles for effective intersection and network modelling.

Module 1

SIDRA Basics for New Users

Projects, Sites, Networks, Routes, CCGs. User Guide and Help.
Where Is Input? Where Is Output?
SIDRA User Interface (Site, Network and Tools Tab Ribbons).

Intersection Analysis (Site Tab)

Project Pane and Display Pane. Folders and Sites. Accessing Project, Folder and Site Menus. Site Input dialogs. Movement Classes and Site Movements. Lane Movements. Approach and Exit lane Numbers.

Example 1 - Two-Lane Roundabout

Geometry and Volume input. Output for lanes and movements. Design Life Analysis.
Input Parameters: Volume Data Settings and Volumes. Roundabout geometry parameters. Strip islands and roundabout splitter islands. Approach and Exit Short Lane Length. Grade data. Approach and Exit Distance.


Example 2 - Signalised Intersection

Specifications, data entry, processing and output. Intersection geometry, Grade, Volumes, Pedestrians. Phasing & Timing. EQUISAT (Fixed Time / SCATS) Timing Analysis. Signal timing analysis output.

Introduction to SIDRA Network model

SIDRA Network model main features. Network examples. SIDRA Network Templates.

Practice Example

Q&A and Training Evaluation Survey

Module 2

Example 3 - Stop-Sign Controlled T-Intersection

Input data entry, processing and output. Intersection Geometry and Volumes. Gap Acceptance Model (Apply TWSC Calibration. Critical Gap and Follow-up Headway). Pedestrians at Sign-Controlled Intersections. Degree of saturation, delay and back of queue for the critical movement.

SIDRA Network Model Important Features

Network Analysis Settings. Network Connection: meaning and conditions. Network Tab Project Pane (Folders, Networks and Routes; Input dialogs).

Example 4 - Roundabout Corridor with a Signalised Intersection

Configuring Network and Routes. Network Data, Approach Distances. Network Timing. Analysis Results: Network Summary, Approach Displays, Lane Displays, Movement Displays, Midblock Flows, Lane Changes, Lane Flows, Movement Flows. Extra Bunching.


Example 5a - Two-Site Signalised Network

Configuring Network. Network Timing. Network Analysis results: Movement Flows, Midblock Flows, Blockage Probability. Capacity Reduction, Capacity Constraint.

Signal Coordination

Input parameters relevant to Signal Coordination. Offset Definition. Platoon model using signal offsets. Arrival Types. Stopline Travel Time.

Example 5b - Two-Site Signalised Network: Signal Coordination

Configuring Routes. Network Timing. Offset calculations for Routes. Signal Phase Timings. Time-Distance display for Routes. Interactive Offsets for Two-Way Progression. Route Travel Time and Level of Service.

Practice Example

Q&A and Training Evaluation Survey

Module 3

Pedestrians at Signalised Intersections

Crossing options. Pedestrian Actuation. Minimum Pedestrian Time.
Zebra Crossing on Slip Lane.

Example 6 - Midblock Signalised Pedestrian Crossing

Input data entry, processing and output with and without Pedestrian Actuation effects.
Lane Flows.

Example 7 - Midblock Unsignalised (Zebra) Pedestrian Crossing

Input data entry, processing and output. Zebra Crossing gap acceptance model.

Tools and Manage Tabs, Input Comparison - Output Comparison

Input Comparison: Site (Example 2).
Output Comparison: Network (Example 5 with User Offsets and Program Offsets).

Site, Network, Route Output tabs. Output dialogs.

Site, Network, Route Output Tabs. Output Dialogs (Examples).

Manage Output & User Interface Options

Examples: Customise Output, Displays, Output Parameters.
User Interface and Layout options.


SIDRA Output for Sites, Networks and Routes

Familiarise with output reports and displays.
Intersection Summary, Fuel, Emission & Cost. Queue Analysis.
Graphs and Variable Run. Lane LOS. Roundabout Analysis.
Network Summary. Route Travel Performance.
Midblock Flows. Lane Changes. Lane Flows, Movement Flows.
Network Routes Output.
Colour Codes in Output Displays for Sites, Networks and Routes.

Site and Network Templates

Site Templates accessible via Add New Site under the Site Tab.
Network Templates accessible via Import from Template under the Network Tab.

Model Calibration

Key parameters for model calibration. Queue Space.
Saturation Flow Survey Method and SCATS MF.

Example 8 - Saturation Flow Calibration

Map Extract, User Reports, Output to PDF

Map Extract demo. Setting up and using User Report Templates for Site, Network and Route User Reports. Output to PDF.

Category Setup, Project Summary

Category Setup and Select Category Dialog. Project Summary.


Q&A and Training Evaluation Survey


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