Double Vision

December 2013

Traffic modeling, particularly mesoscopic-microscopic hybrid simulation, has played a key role in planning for the future of one of America’s shortest Interstates, the 1.3-mile Sheridan Expressway. New York City has just completed a two-year, interagency study Federally funded by a TIGER II grant on how to improve the Sheridan Expressway and its surrounding infrastructure. The interagency study team had to balance the community priorities of an increasingly vibrant residential area against the need to maintain efficient routes to Hunts Point, the economic and employment core of the area. The study also addressed issues such as better public access to parks along the Bronx River, improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and rationalising the highway network.