Urban Transport Planning and Management: Technical Assistance Completion Report
sector: Transport | country: Nepal
The consultant used a 4-stage transport forecasting approach (trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, and route assignment) to prepare the urban transport plan of Biratnagar. While high quality assessment was done in Biratnagar, it was observed that this approach required extensive data collection and specialized expertise currently lacking in Nepal. For urban transport systems serving other secondary cities of Nepal, a simplified approach, such as traffic assignment model, can be built on the findings of this Biratnagar study to allow efficient use of future resources.