The aim of the guidance is to collect and provide information on major state-of-the-art modelling approaches and assessment tools as well as the required data and possible data sources.
The first document introduces nowadays’ transport modelling concepts and compares existing software solutions available for this purpose. Not only major commercial applications are presented, but available mature open source solutions as well. In addition, the document describes the data needed for building a model for a given city or region, shows where such data can be retrieved from, and how missing data can be generated. In addition, use cases are given, which help in choosing the right model or model class.
Against the background of the discussions on reducing CO2 emissions and the fact that the transport sector has not seen the same gradual decline in emissions as other sectors, the evaluation of measures with regard to their CO2 reduction potential is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, the project partners in the SUMBA+ project have addressed this issue and looked at how an assessment of the planned measures can also be made with regard to their effect on CO2 emissions. The report summarises essential background information together with a brief summary of the two webinars and the approaches and results for the two case studies of the city of Växjö and the urban area of Riga.