Prof. Antonio Pais Antunes

Departamento de Engenharia Civil, University of Coimbra

April 12, 2010, 14:30, Room GC B3 424 (click here for the map)

Multi-objective Approach to Long Term Interurban Multilevel Road Network Planning

: In the seminar, a multi-objective approach to long-term inter-urban multilevel road network planning is presented. In addition to the efficiency objectives dealt with in most of the literature where the subject is addressed, the approach takes into account robustness, equity, and environmental objectives. For achieving the objectives, two types of action can be performed: the construction of new road segments and the upgrading of existing road segments. The approach is consistent with the planning framework of the Highway Capacity Manual, using the concept of level of service to assess traffic flow conditions. The application of the approach is illustrated for case studies involving the road networks of Poland and Portugal.