Air quality and climate change are becoming an important topic in traffic studies. Many cities are looking for solutions to tackle congestion and its environmental impacts.
The introduction of low emission zones is a very prominent example. With PTV Visum 2022, you can model different types of low emission zones for your city or region. You can specify blocked transport systems or define tolls for each user class. Once you have your setting ready, you rerun the assignment and afterwards evaluate the effects on traffic volumes, using the powerful tool of flow bundle calculation. With the same ease you can set up future scenarios and compare results with the base model or other variants.

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Hi, I’m Anett from PTV Group.

Air quality and climate change are becoming an important topic in traffic studies. Many cities are looking for solutions to tackle congestion and its environmental impacts.

The introduction of low emission zones is a very prominent example.

So how do you model low emission zones in the latest version of PTV Visum? You can simply draw a polygon, and if needed adjust the links that are part of the restricted traffic area. Depending on the type, you can specify blocked transport systems or as in our case with tolls the amount of money for each user class. Here we assume higher tolls for diesel car and HGVs. Electric cars are not charged. You rerun the assignment and afterwards evaluate the effects on traffic volumes, using the powerful tool of flow bundle calculation. With the same ease you can set up future scenarios and compare results with the base model or other variants.

PTV Visum 2022 is now available for download. As we continue to develop new Visum features, we’d love to get your feedback. So let’s chat at the PTV Visum Forum on LinkedIn.