This is a new in-person (classroom) workshop for Project Managers & Reviewers.
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Who should attend?
This SIDRA training workshop is for professionals who review SIDRA analyses rather than actually undertaking the analyses, as well as project managers who have little experience in modelling but make design and operation decisions based on review of SIDRA analyses. This workshop may also be of interest to transport planners who wish to increase their familiarity with detailed traffic models.
SIDRA intersection and network models are discussed in some detail in the Project Managers and Reviewers Workshop. SIDRA MODEL FUNDAMENTALS online training presents more detailed information on SIDRA models and is strongly recommended for people attending this workshop.
The workshop will include hands-on software use aiming at improved familiarity with the SIDRA user interface and focusing on input and output relevant to the review of SIDRA analysis results. This 6.5 hour program consists of 7 Topics.
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Last Revised: 12 July 2023
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 and India.
AUSTROADS and local guidelines for SIDRA use; model categorisation and model choice; SIDRA Network size and type; different definitions of performance measures;
User Software Setup for preferred local parameter values; importance of using the latest software version; consistency in analysis of alternative control types; modelling and assessing performance by Movement Class (LVs, HVs, Buses, Cyclists, Light Rail / Trams, Large Trucks); modelling Pedestrians.
Basic navigation knowledge (main tabs, ribbon, project pane, display pane);
preferred SIDRA output reports and displays for Intersections; Layout pictures;
MANAGE tab options for customised output;
SIDRA User Reports for customised output and PDF documents;
Input Comparison and Output Comparison;
Volume data; Demand flows vs Capacity flows; growth rates for Design Life analysis;
Peak Flow Factor and Peak Flow (Analysis) Period; Variable Demand Analysis for congestion modelling; short lanes, slip lanes and importance of other lane-based geometry data.
Example pmr1 - A two-lane roundabout
Appropriate signal analysis methods (EQUISAT (Fixed-Time / SCATS) and Actuated);
Common Control Groups (CCGs);
user-given and program-determined cycle times;
relevance of "optimum" cycle time;
Important aspects of pedestrians in SIDRA analysis;
importance of pedestrian counts (pedestrian actuation, pedestrian interference to vehicle movements, pedestrian protection);
pedestrian crossing speeds; pedestrian analysis report for signals;
downstream short lane merge.
Example pmr2 - A signalised intersection
Gap acceptance parameters;
SIDRA roundabout capacity model;
roundabout metering signals;
sign-controlled (stop and give-way) intersections;
Two-stage Crossing (seagull, etc) and Full Crossing at sign-controlled intersections;
Example pmr3 - A sign-controlled intersection
Calibration of model for the base case;
key input parameters for use in calibration; surveys for base model calibration;
Saturation Flow and SCATS MF;
recommended method for calibrating key input parameters;
checking calibration input for reasonable ranges.
Intersection, Route and Network performance measures (capacity, degree of saturation, practical capacity, delay, queue length, stops, travel time, average speed, speed efficiency); level of service; fuel consumption, operating cost and emissions;
performance by Movement Class; pedestrian performance;
Lane Blockage and Capacity Reduction in network analysis;
Network Model Variability and Diagnostics report;
Midblock Lane Changes and Lane Movements in network analysis; extra bunching.
Example pmr4 - A signalised diamond interchange with an adjacent intersection
Example pmr5 - Roundabout corridor with a signalised intersection
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.
Example pmr6 - A Traffic Impact Assessment example
Developing of the Process of Reviewing SIDRA Project Reports
CASE STUDIES and Discussion of Workshop Effectiveness
Workshop Evaluation Survey
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.
Morning tea and lunch are included for this workshop.
Please contact us in advance if you have any of these dietary requirements:
- The training facility caters for Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free and Dairy free.
- For any allergies or other dietary requirements, we ask that you please bring your own food. The venue runs a commercial kitchen and cannot guarantee the absence of traces of food allergens in the environment.
If you would like to bring your own food, contact us in advance. This will be stored for you by the venue and reheated as required.
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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.
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