For almost everything we do, we are reacting to conditions, problems or events as we develop solutions, projects and programs. We are pleased with what we have done so far. But it would be far better if we could anticipate the future and plan to get ahead of what will likely occur through development. Being able to test “what if?” scenarios involving real estate development and infrastructure improvement would give us the best chance of maximizing the return on our investment.
The Buckhead CID selected Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop a transportation and land use model of the entire CID area.
The model allows Buckhead CID to test numerous hypothetical transportation and land use scenarios, such as the impact of adding a new roadway link, evaluating new development impacts, exploring signal timing optimization or transit route operations.
Parsons Brinckerhoff developed a working, state-of-the-art transportation model in 2012 that contains all CID land use and traffic data. The model allows us to evaluate both the area-wide (mesoscopic) and detailed (microscopic) impacts any future land use and roadway or transit improvements may have on the entire network. Simulations are used to help identify traffic growth and changing land use impacts and make it easier for stakeholders to decide how to best allocate and prioritize transportation and other investments.