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For SIDRA INTERSECTION users with a basic level of experience

These in-person (classroom) workshops are for SIDRA INTERSECTION software users. The Program we have created consists of 3 Modules to be held over 3 days on the following topics -  Traffic Signals, Roundabouts & Sign Control, and Network Modelling.


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$3795 AUD (Save approx 15%)
Per Module $1375 AUD $1485 AUD

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Who should attend? 

These intermediate to advanced level training workshops are offered for SIDRA INTERSECTION users with a basic level of experience including those who have attended the beginner level INTRODUCTION TO SIDRA online training. Attendees will learn features of SIDRA INTERSECTION that are essential to modelling cases of practical importance including some complex intersection and network cases.

The workshop combines hands-on sessions and instructions to teach participants how to effectively use SIDRA INTERSECTION, and how to apply and interpret results from the model to solve intersection and network problems.

SIDRA MODEL FUNDAMENTALS online training is also recommended for SIDRA users with any level of experience. This will be of benefit to users interested in more information on the essential concepts of traffic modelling and principles of traffic analysis.

Program Contents

The SIDRA Training Workshop consists of 3 Modules. The sections below give important information about the contents of this training program.

Download this Program: PDF - 147 KB
Last Revised: 26 September 2023

The content of this training 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.

Signal Timing Analysis in SIDRA INTERSECTION
Phase Sequence data. EQUISAT (Fixed-Time / SCATS) and Actuated timing analysis.
Signal Coordination and Common Control Group (CCG) timing analysis.

Example w1-1:
Variable Phase Sequences and Multi-Sequence Analysis

Variable Signal Phasing table in Detailed Output report.
Multi-Sequence Analysis report. Critical Movements display.

Example w1-2:
Signalised Intersection with Two-Segment BUS Lane
Phase Transition, Undetected Movements, Free Queue Distance.
Intersection Summary report including results for
different vehicle Movement Classes and Persons. Design Life.

Example w1-3:
Signalised Intersection Actuated Timing Analysis
Maximum green settings (default, optimum). Critical Movement Analysis method.

Example w1-4:
Bus Priority at a Signalised Intersection
Bus Lane and Bus Phase. Performance results to show benefits to Bus movements.

Example w1-5:
Lane use at a small intersection with short lanes
Lane use with a combination of opposed turn and short lane effects.
Saturation Flows report.

Example w1-6:
Phase with No Green Time
Dummy movement to allocate fixed phase time.

Example w1-7:
Project Summary
Site Category parameter. Annual Sums example. Peak and Off-Peak Performance.

Example w1-8:
Short Lane model
Short lane capacity and performance. Delay upstream of entry to short lane.

Pedestrians at Signals
Crossing options. Pedestrian Crossing Distance and Crossing Speed.
Pedestrian timing parameters. Walk Time Extension. Staged Pedestrian Crossings.
Other pedestrian analysis features. Midblock Signalised Pedestrian Crossings.

Example w1-9:
Pedestrian Actuation and Minor Phase Actuation
Effect of Pedestrian Actuation and Minor Phase Actuation on signal timing results.
Signal timings using Full Crossing and Staged Crossing.

Example w1-10
Pedestrian-Only Phase at Signalised Intersections
Diagonal Crossing Movement. Pedestrian Movement Performance and Timing.

Example w1-11:
Saturation Flow Calibration
Key parameters for model calibration. Queue Space. Surveys for base model calibration. Saturation Flow and SCATS MF. Recommended method for calibrating key input parameters. Reasonable ranges of base values for key model parameters.

Example w1-12:
Network Signal Coordination
Time-Distance and Signal Coordination displays.

Site and Network Templates for Signals

Example w1-13:
A Signalised intersection Example
User practice. 

Q & A and Discussion of Workshop Effectiveness

Workshop Evaluation Survey

Example w2-1:
Roundabout with Bus Slip/Bypass Lane
Roundabout data. Lane Control and Lane Type. Movement Class definitions.
Gap Acceptance Capacity calculations and output by Movement Class.
"Include Slip/Bypass Lane in Entry Lane Count" parameter. Design Life Analysis.

Site and Network Templates for Roundabouts & Sign Control

Example w2-2:
Stop-Sign Controlled T-Intersection
Sign-controlled intersection capacity and performance. Priorities dialog.
Effects of Pedestrians and Extra Bunching due to upstream signals.

Example w2-3:
Six-Leg Roundabout
One-way streets, U turns. Specifying lane disciplines for multi-lane roundabouts with diagonal legs.

Example w2-4:
Roundabout Capacity and Demand Flow Calibration
Key parameters for model calibration. Queue Space.
Applying Capacity and Demand Flow calibration method.

Example w2-5:
Freeway Interchange Roundabout Case

Lane Changes and Lane Flows on internal approaches.

Example w2-6:
Roundabout Metering Signals

Nepean Highway - McDonald Street case study.

Example w2-7:
An Unbalanced Roundabout Case

User practice: Interchange roundabout case. Metering signals option.

Example w2-8:
Two-Stage Crossing at Two-Way Sign Control
Full Crossing and Staged Crossing with and without Storage in the Median Area.

Example w2-9:
Midblock Unsignalised Pedestrian Crossing
Gap acceptance analysis. Opposing Pedestrian Factor.

Example w2-10:
Pedestrian Crossings on Roundabout Legs

Signalised and Unsignalised (Zebra) Pedestrian Crossings.
Lane Changes display and report.

Example w2-11:
Double Roundabout Interchange
Use of a Network Template.
Use of Special Movement Classes for lane choice at a roundabout interchange.

Example w2-12:
Two-Way Sign Control Between Two Signals

Extra Bunching. Excess Back of Queue for upstream continuous lanes.
Network Cycle Time and Offset calculations. Model variability results.

Example w2-13:
Output by Movement Class in Route output

Route Travel Performance report.

New Import Volumes feature.

Example w2-14:
Sign Control with Side Road Priority
User practice: Configure the geometry and specify appropriate gap-acceptance parameters.

Q & A and Discussion of Workshop Effectiveness

Workshop Evaluation Survey

SIDRA Network Model
Iterative Process. Network Analysis Settings. Paired (Compound) Intersections and Interchanges. Site and Network OD Movements. User Movement Classes.

Network Configuration and Layout Pictures
Network Configuration, aligning sites, selecting multiple sites.
Network Connections. Lane Changes. Travel Time and Travel Distance.
Lane Movements. Rotate Network function.

Example w3-1:
Two-Site Network (Signals and Roundabout)

Configuring a Network and Routes.
Network and Route output reports and displays (Network Summary by MC, Lane Blockage and Capacity Reduction, Midblock Flows, Lane Changes).
Extra Bunching. Network Level of Service and Site Level of Service definitions.

Example w3-2:
Differences in Results Between SIDRA INTERSECTION Versions 9.1 and 9.0
Reasons for differences.

Signal Coordination
Offset definitions. Reference Site and Reference Phase.
Platoon model and platoon dispersion. Stopline travel time.
Network Timing dialog. Vehicle Movement Data dialog, Signals tab.

Example w3-3:
Signal Coordination
A simple Network example to learn about Basics of the Signal Coordination method in SIDRA INTERSECTION.

Example w3-4:
Staggered T Intersections
Use of Special User Movement Classes for lane choice at closely-spaced Sites based on Network OD volumes. Midblock Lane Changes.

Example w3-4 continued:
Network timing analysis
Phase Timings, Signal Offset, Signal Coordination and Critical Movements reports and displays. Time-Distance displays. Network Design Life.

Site and Network Templates

Variability of Network Analysis Results

Example w3-5:
Freeway Diamond Interchange (Signalised)
Modelling of a Signalised Diamond Interchange as a Common Control Group (CCG).
CCG Timing Analysis.

Example w3-6:
Variable Demand Model
A simple Network example to explain various complexities of Variable Demand Modelling, including the effect of capacity constraint in congested networks. 

Example w3-7:
Large Network
Network Routes. Network Summary and Network Displays By Routes.
Network Cycle Time and Offset calculations for multiple Routes.

Example w3-8:
Network Configuration
User practice.

Example w3-9:
Alternative Intersections and Interchanges
Diverging Diamond Interchange, Continuous Flow Intersection.

Example w3-10:
Fully-Signalised Roundabout
Modelling a roundabout with signalised approaches and circulating roads as a Network.

Example w3-11:
Output Functions
How to define, import and export User Reports.
How to use the PDF Output function and Customised Output.

Q & A and Discussion of Workshop Effectiveness

Workshop Evaluation Survey

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.


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 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.

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.



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