This paper presents various travel behaviour and traffic surveys collected in Prague and its surroundings used for transport demand modelling.
The paper presents the transport model of the City of Prague used by Technical Administration of Road of the City of Prague (TSK) and travel behaviour and traffic surveys that are purchased for the transport model. The surveys are carried out repeatedly in different time cycle. The main travel behaviour surveys are carried out every five years. The outputs enter into the transport model made in the software PTV Visum. The model is used for many tasks in the transport planning in the City of Prague and in adjacent areas of the Central Bohemian Region. TSK in cooperation with Prague Institute of Planning and Development performs, inter alia, transport forecasts for almost all infrastructure projects in public and road transport.
The results of the travel behaviour surveys are also important for describing the current state of demand in passenger transport in Prague and its surroundings. Thanks to the regular repetition of these surveys we can also observe changes in the travel behaviour over time.
One travel behaviour survey of 5000 respondents (typical sample size in Prague) costs approximately 1.5 mil to 2 mil CZK.
Evidence of success
We have regularly updated data on the travel behaviour of the population of the City of Prague and of the adjacent areas of the Central Bohemian Region. These data are at the level of detail comparable with other countries of the European Union such as Germany of France.
Potential for learning or transfer
We present travel behaviour modelling as a data source for transport model representing area with approximately 2 million inhabitants. We provide continuous support for transport planning in this area. Thanks to this we gained many experiences in the field of transport planning and transport demand modelling.
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