Traffic Simulation with AVENUE

  • Masao KuwaharaEmail author
  • Ryota Horiguchi
  • Hisatomo Hanabusa
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 145)


In this chapter, AVENUE (Advanced & Visual Evaluator for road Networks in Urban arEas), the traffic simulation model which was developed in Japan, is described in terms of its traffic modeling and applications. AVENUE is a hybrid traffic simulation in the sense that the flow model is based on the fluid dynamics but the images of displayed vehicles are discrete for the convenience to deal with lane-wise details. AVENUE is normally applied to a small- to middle-size network such as one with 100 intersections. The flow model in AVENUE is detailed as in microscopic models, and it has a route choice function for several different user categories. Since 1992, it has been continuously upgraded so as to include additional functions for some special applications explained in this chapter.


Traffic Flow Route Choice Bottleneck Link Traffic Simulation Link Travel Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masao Kuwahara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ryota Horiguchi
    • 2
  • Hisatomo Hanabusa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human-Social Information Sciences, Graduate School of Information SciencesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.i-Transport Lab. Co. Ltd.TokyoJapan

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