Cardiff has experienced a period of rapid economic
growth. Its place as the economic, administrative and culture heart
of South Wales is well established. Such growth brings with it a
demand for new offices, housing, educational, retail and leisure
facilities and the appearance of many new significant developments
in Cardiff Bay is very apparent.
Cardiff Council commissioned Peter Brett Associates
to observe current demand for travel in Cardiff and to relate this
to the pattern of land use in the area, with the objective of building
a model which explained current travel patterns in the area and
could be used to assess the transport effects of a variety of changes
in either the transport system or the land use in Cardiff.
Minnerva assisted in the building of this model
which included network development, providing a Household
Interview Managament System, the development of tools
to help validate roadside interview data. Considerable attention
was paid to ensuring the quaility of the voluminous data that had
been collected prior to, and for, this project, and linking the
collcted travel information by purpose and time period with land
use information provided a valuable insight into the robustess of
Minnerva was also involved in the development
of the base year matrices using Matrix Estmation techniques.