This paper proposes an optimisation model and a meta-heuristic algorithm for solving the urban network design problem. The problem consists in optimising the layout of an urban road network by designing directions of existing roads and signal settings at intersections. A non-linear constrained optimisation model for solving this problem is formulated, adopting a bi-level approach in order to reduce the complexity of solution methods and the computation times. A Scatter Search algorithm based on a random descent method is proposed and tested on a real dimension network. Initial results show that the proposed approach allows local optimal solutions to be obtained in reasonable computation times.

A meta-heuristic approach for solving the Urban Network Design Problem

GALLO M;
2010

Abstract

This paper proposes an optimisation model and a meta-heuristic algorithm for solving the urban network design problem. The problem consists in optimising the layout of an urban road network by designing directions of existing roads and signal settings at intersections. A non-linear constrained optimisation model for solving this problem is formulated, adopting a bi-level approach in order to reduce the complexity of solution methods and the computation times. A Scatter Search algorithm based on a random descent method is proposed and tested on a real dimension network. Initial results show that the proposed approach allows local optimal solutions to be obtained in reasonable computation times.
Network Design; Transportation; Scatter Search
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