TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDY OF AL NASSEM DEVELOPMENT IN DAMMAM
TRAFFIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT (TIA) FOR AL NASSEM DEVELOPMENT IN DAMMAM
More than 120,000 internal and external journeys at rush hour
Area of activity
TRAFFIC AND MOBILITY
Mobility and traffic studies
Al-Maresem Consulting Group
- Traffic Forecasting
- Development Trip Generation Analysis
- 10-year Demand Forecast
- Vissim and Visum Simulation Models
- Traffic Impact Study
- Mitigation Measures
The major urban regeneration project of the Al Naseem development is located in the east of the city of Dammam, between King Abdulaziz Port and the Ash Shati Al Sharqi district. In its first phase, an area of more than 10,700km² is planned to be built on, giving new life to disused land in the heart of Dammam. Due to the wide range of land uses – residential, commercial, government services, religious, health and education – that will be concentrated in this development, it is estimated that more than 120,000 internal and external peak hour trips will be possible.
In order to forecast the origins and destinations of all these trips, the mode of transport corresponding to each trip and the impact that all these trips will generate on the transport infrastructure network, DAIR is conducting a Transport Study. Based on the city’s existing Transport Model, the different types of trips generated will be assigned to the designed road infrastructures. Their impact will then be evaluated using a Visum strategic simulation model for the 2044 horizon.
In this way, an adequate dimensioning of infrastructures and transport networks for all trips (private vehicle, collective transport and non-motorized movements) will be guaranteed. This will make the connection between the city of Dammam and the Al Naseem development fully accessible, efficient and sustainable.