Assessment and simulation of car access control policies in city center: the case of Tunalı Hilmi Street in Ankara

Doğan, Murat
Since the Second World War, private car use has been increasing in the world, affecting particularly urban areas and their city centers, which suffer from severe levels of congestion, pollution and traffic safety problems. In order to solve traffic problems in city centers, there needs to be a policy for car access control, which can be achieved through Travel Demand Management and Traffic Management. This study, analyses possible effects of transforming the Tunalı Hilmi Street in Ankara into a pedestrian and transit-only street that is a scenario where only public transport buses are allowed into the street as vehicular traffic and the entry of other motorized vehicles restricted. For this purpose the current situation is analyzed through traffic counts focusing on transit traffic as well as the traffic that originate from within the neighborhood and the traffic that has its final destination within the neighborhood. By identifying the components of different traffic, a simulation is made to try and test possible effects of converting the street into a transit-only corridor. Various assumptions are made and each one is tried with this simulation technique in order to provide policy alternatives that can support this transit-only corridor scheme in Tunalı Hilmi Street.


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M. Doğan, “Assessment and simulation of car access control policies in city center: the case of Tunalı Hilmi Street in Ankara,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.