Microsimulation & GIS

Vectos Microsim specialise in the provision of microsimulation modelling support to other transport planning professionals in both the public and private sector. 

Vectos Microsim provides transport microsimulation consultancy support across the transport planning sectors. With more than 20 years’ experience in the development and application of microsimulation models and modelling techniques, particularly the use of S-Paramics and VISSIM, our team has the necessary skills and experience to apply microsimulation across a range of projects and for both public and private clients. 

We have been involved in a number of landmark projects including DIRFT III ­– the largest rail-linked logistics development in the UK and the first Strategic Rail Freight Interchange to secure consent through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects process as well as the £200 million expansion to the world-leading film studio, Pinewoods Studios, and a range of town centres and housing developments.

Our experience includes the development and application of microsimulation models for scheme and site appraisals, traffic impact analysis, core strategy / local plan, EiP evidence provision, infrastructure delivery and area action plans, feasibility studies, transport assessments and statements, traffic management schemes, stakeholder engagement, economic analysis and air quality impact analysis.

Some of the analysis tools we use include: Paramics, VISSIM, GIS, TRACK, and PERS and CERS audits.

Vectos Microsim’s specialist skills and background mean that we possess the necessary skills to understand what needs to be done and how to make it happen. Our goal is to demystify the enigma of microsimulation modelling and apply a common sense approach. We are acutely aware of the wider political considerations that often drive transport planning projects and ensure that microsimulation modelling techniques can address these needs rather than drive them.