Assignment Name:
Traffic Impact Assessment & Infrastructure Improvement Study Al Rifae Mixed Land use Development, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Location within Country:


Name of Client:

Hussain Consulting Office

Completion Date:

December 2015

Name of Associated Consultants, if any:


Narrative Description of Project:

This project consists of mixed land use such as furnished apartments, shops, offices and supermarkets with the total GFA being 26,240.7 sq. m. The project site is in Al Safa district on Umm Al Qura Street to east, Ibn Haynan Street to west and minor streets on north-south. Detailed TIS of the building along with its extended road network is being analyzed with the help of micro simulation tools i.e. PTV VISTRO to recommend the best possible circulation pattern for the building (both internally & externally).

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff within the Assignment:

The project included development of a calibrated micro simulation model (using PTV VISTRO) for various conditions. The study area considered for this project consisted analysis of 5 junctions in the network. The project scope included
  • Collection of turning movement count and delay data for all the 5 junctions
  • Estimation of trip generation (using ITE Trip Rate Manual & Riyadh Trip Generation Manual)
  • Trip distribution
  • Development of calibrated micro simulation model of the network
  • Policy testing for 10 year traffic projections
  • Recommendation on changes needed in the traffic network for accommodating traffic of other adjacent buildings
  • Developing preliminary alternatives for suggested improvement in road infrastructure
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