Stage 2: Innovation and Assessment Requirements
Stream 2.3 - Location
In this stream, the test site will be identified and selected. This will include developing the necessary criteria for the selection of the pilot site, the traffic data analysis, health and safety assessment and the environmental impact analysis.
The site selection is critical. An inappropriate site could lead to an inconclusive or even a negative result. For example, the benefit from ramp metering will only be obtained on certain sites depending on the traffic situation and geometric constraints[HA 2006G].
Final site selection should be carried out following the completion of Stage 1 when the aims and objectives have been determined. It will be carried out in parallel to the innovation requirement analysis and assessment requirement streams. Each of these streams is intrinsically linked and should not be considered in isolation from each other.