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Aecom appointed to develop the West London Highway Assignment Model

Aecom, in association with Hyder Consulting and The Denvil Coombe Practice, have been appointed by Transport for London to develop the West London Highway Assignment Model.

The West London Highway Assignment Model is one of the five main Highway Assignment Models to be developed for London and will play a critical role in informing TfL and stakeholders about the effect of future policy decisions. It will provide a robust basis for prioritising strategic developments, identifying priority areas for action and hotspots across the region at a strategic level, and informing the development of local models and locally based development decisions that implement Mayoral aims and objectives.

The model will cover the Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, and Kensington & Chelsea, as one element of a multi-modal model to forecast the impact of both local and sub-regional interventions and inform the development and prioritising of business cases for investment. It will thereby complement, and interact with, the strategic multi-modal LTS model and the public transport Railplan model.

Aecom director of Transport Planning Keyvan Rahmatabadi said: “the development of a London-wide Highway Assignment Model based on the five sub-regions [North, East, West, South and Central] is an important step in the progress towards a comprehensive tool-set for development and appraisal of schemes in London on a consistent basis and we are delighted to be able to contribute to this important project.”

The project is expected to be complete in early 2010.

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