“Right before a shift starts, thousands of employees approach the premises of the Jaguar factory, block up the surrounding streets and pour into the car park. We helped to develop a more efficient way to steer this traffic.”
Bring the new car park into the equation
We then added the proposed improvements, including the new MSCP, to the model. As this was done using PTV Vissim v5.4, each bay had to be manually created and all priority rules added individually to prevent conflicting movements.
Once the proposed models were developed, an iterative process was then undertaken with URS to identify the impacts and make refinements to the designs to allow a suitable level of operation both within the site and on the surrounding network.
Modelling the car park was just the first step
We didn’t just help to come up with a model and a preferred design option for the new staff MSCP. Working with URS, we also tested a package of works on the local highway network that would mitigate the impact of the staff arrivals and departures. PTV Vissim with its 2D and 3D simulation views was a big help in presenting the results to the clients since it allows for complex projects to be visualized in a way that all relevant parties can relate to and understand, even if they don’t have a background in traffic modelling.
In addition to that, we worked closely with URS and used the created model to test other internal workings within the site, including the delivery bay layouts, different delivery schedules and shift patterns. We also assessed the effects of future growth on the car park as well as on the surrounding local highway network.