For good design and planning decisions based on a better understanding of SIDRA analyses

This online training program is conducted via Webex for your convenience. This is a new version of our highly successful Project Managers & Reviewers workshop.


Click links to buy tickets

3 June 2024
10am-1pm AEST


Please read this important information before registering:

TypeEarly BirdStandard
Program$462 AUD$495 AUD


  • Prices listed are in AUD and includes GST (Sales Tax).
  • Early Bird tickets are only available for a limited time and limited allocation.
  • The ticket fee displayed on Eventbrite is per person.
  • You can also register and pay for other attendees in Eventbrite.

Request a Quote

If a formal quote is required for this training program, please contact us using the form below.

Who should attend?

This online training program is for professionals who review SIDRA analyses rather than actually undertaking the analyses, as well as project managers who have little experience in detailed modelling but make traffic design, movement and place, and transport planning decisions based on review of SIDRA analyses. 

It should be of interest to transport planners who wish to increase their familiarity with detailed traffic models, and to experienced SIDRA users who want to review their SIDRA knowledge.


This online training will focus on input and output relevant to the review of SIDRA analysis results with a high level of output interpretation. It will provide some familiarity with the SIDRA user interface, and discuss assessment of project findings based on SIDRA results towards making better design and operation decisions.

The SIDRA MODEL FUNDAMENTALS online training is highly recommended for improved understanding of SIDRA analytical models.

Program Contents

PROJECT MANAGERS & REVIEWERS is a 3 hour online program consisting of 9 major topics and several Q&A sessions. The sections below give important information about the contents of this program.

This program has been prepared according to driving on the left-hand side of the road and using Metric units for countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, India and UK.

Topic 1: Local Guidelines and Modelling Process

AUSTROADS and local guidelines for SIDRA use. 
Importance of using the latest software version. 
Model categories and model choice. 
SIDRA Network size and type.

Topic 2: User Interface and General Aspects of Input and Output

Example pmr1 - A Two-Lane Roundabout

Basic navigation knowledge (demo). 
SIDRA input (Site Data, Network and Route Data). 
User-customised output (managing output contents, User Reports). 
Layout pictures. Preferred SIDRA output reports and displays. 
Input Comparison and Output Comparison.

Q & A - 1

Topic 3: Multimodal Analysis and Model Calibration

Example pmr2 - Multimodal Performance

Consistency in analysis of alternative control types. 
Multimodal analysis (performance output by Vehicle Movement Class,  
    Pedestrians and Persons). 
Project Summary. 
Model calibration. 
Saturation Flow and SCATS MF.
Short lanes and slip lanes.

Topic 4: Volume Data and Analysis Period

VOLUME data. 
Demand flows vs Capacity flows. 
Growth rates for Design Life analysis. 
Peak Flow (Analysis) Period and Peak Flow Factor. 
Variable Demand Analysis for congestion modelling. 
Congested corridor case: Alexandra Parade, Melbourne.

Topic 5: Input and Output for Signalised Intersections

Example pmr2 - Signalised Intersection

Appropriate signal analysis methods (EQUISAT (Fixed-Time / SCATS) 
    and Actuated). 
Common Control Groups (CCGs). 
Signal sequences. 
User-given and program-determined cycle times. 
Relevance of "optimum" cycle time. 
Importance of pedestrian counts (pedestrian actuation, pedestrian  
    interference to vehicle movements, pedestrian protection). 
Pedestrian crossing speeds. 
Pedestrian Analysis report for signals.

Topic 6: Input and Output for Unsignalised Intersections

Example pmr2 - Roundabout and Sign-Controlled Intersection

Gap acceptance parameters. 
SIDRA roundabout capacity model. 
Roundabout metering signals. 
Sign-controlled (stop and give-way) intersections. 
Full Crossing and Two-stage Crossing (Seagull) at sign-controlled intersections. 

Q & A -2

Topic 7: Intersection, Route and Network Performance

Example pmr2 - Performance Results

Intersection, Route and Network performance measures. 
Different definitions of performance measures.
Site, Network and Pedestrian Level of Service. 
Fuel consumption, operating cost and emissions.

Topic 8: Important Aspects of Network Analysis

Example pmr3 - Freeway Interchange with an Adjacent Intersection
Example pmr4 - Lane Changes and Lane Movement Error Case

Signal coordination.  
Lane Blockage and Capacity Reduction in Network analysis. 
Diagnostics Report: Midblock Flow error case, Network Model Variability. 
Difference between Single Site and Network Site analysis results. 
Midblock Lane Changes and Lane Movements in Network analysis 
    (Lane Movement error example).

Topic 9: A Case Study of Mitigation Treatments

Example pmr5 - A Traffic Impact Assessment example

Design measures for improving performance 
    (additional lanes, longer short lanes, slip lanes, etc). 
Project Summary report for performance comparison of all scenarios.
Assessment of design and operation scenarios to mitigate increased delays, queues and 
    emissions due to development traffic increases and flow pattern changes, 
    including the assessment of the effect of design scenarios on pedestrian movements.

Process for Reviewing SIDRA Project Reports

Q & A -3
Training Evaluation Survey

Setup Requirements

Trainees must read and understand these important instructions to be able to attend this program. 

SIDRA Presenters

The following presenters will conduct this training program:

Mark Besley is a scientist and software specialist who has worked in the traffic management area since 1980s. He has been making a significant contribution to the development of the SIDRA INTERSECTION software in collaboration with Dr Rahmi Akçelik during the last 30+ years. He has trained several thousand professionals in over 300 workshops, courses and seminars.

Mark has been involved in many aspects of research on traffic operations including traffic network models, incident detection, fuel consumption estimation, traffic data collection and analysis.

Dr Ian Espada is a Senior Traffic Modeller / Analyst at SIDRA SOLUTIONS. He has more than 20 years of work experience in the role of researcher, transport/traffic planner, transport survey specialist, transport demand modeller, and transport economist. He had an 11-year career at the Australian Road Research Board where he was the team leader of the Network Operations Team under the Future Transport Systems Working Group. Ian worked for 7 years as a transport planner / modeller for ALMEC Corporation, Japan. He was also a sessional lecturer on transport demand modelling at Swinburne University for 10 years.

Ian has a Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering and planning from the University of Tokyo and an M.Eng. degree in transportation planning and traffic engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Ian was the Australian representative to the World Road Association technical committee on road network operations from 2016 to 2019.

General Information

Please read the following important information about our training programs

We use Eventbrite ticketing system for registration. You will receive various notifcations and reminders regarding the event from Eventbrite.

Units and displays in presentations and SIDRA project files will be configured according to region. These are based on:

  • SIDRA Standard Left software setup using Left-Hand traffic rule and Metric units.
  • SIDRA Standard Right software setup using Right-Hand traffic rule and Metric units.
  • SIDRA US HCM software setup using Right-hand traffic rule and US Customary units.

We will ask you to complete and submit a Training Evaluation Survey so we can get feedback on your experience. The information and feedback you provide is valuable for us in designing and improving our programs.

After completion of training, we will send you a Certificate of Completion. We will also send you links for any other relevant downloads e.g., If there were excercises during training then we will send Answers to Exercises Books.

The training will be in English.

By registering for this training, you are agreeing to the following conditions:

  • Any form of recording is prohibited. This includes both video and audio.
  • Only the registered attendee may attend. If you wish to transfer your position to someone else in your organisation, prior notice must be given (at least 48 hours prior to the event).
  • We do not offer refunds; however you may transfer your registration to a colleague within the same organisation as explained above.
  • For Online Training - Please review the Setup Requirements and ensure that they can be met.

Ticket fees are non-refundable. Another delegate may be substituted free of charge. Please contact us about delegate substitution in advance.

Transfer between events is not allowed.



Please use this Contact Form for any software sales, training or general enquiries.


Telephone: +61 3 9830 7123
Mobile: +61 423 024 372

Office hours

Monday to Friday
9.00 am to 5.00 pm AEST

Current Time in Melbourne, AU:  AEST

Registration open for online training in May and June 2024. Learn more..